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Friday, 15 August 2014

Windy Sessions at West Wittering - August 2014


It has been a long time since the wind has blown - but since last week the wind has returned and the love for the ocean is now back on!

Got some pics - it looked like so many people have been out - Kyle, Neal, Emile, Hatton, Rossco, Jake, Gert, Chris Hayes, Sam Hall, Dickmeister, James A-S, Paul Simmons, Martin Edmead, Richard Elliott, Stuie, Sam Fishbourne, Team Peters, Nick & James, Family Pidden and Adam.

Seen loads of kiters have been out, unfortunately didnt get any photos at low tide including Stacey, Levon, Adam, Alex, Jackie, Mike Stewart, Blacky, Chris McLarnon, Jonny Boys, Kev Crilly and the gang.

Sorry if I missed you out will get some pics at low tide next session.

Thanks to everyone who has cooperated with the summer kitesurfing rules...








































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Monday, 14 July 2014

ANNUAL CHARITY PADDLE RACE - DATE CHANGED TO - SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2014


Please note the date has been changed for our Annual Charity Paddle Race - the new date is:

SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2014

The start time for the race will be 11.30am (registration from 10.30am).  From East to West Wittering (if its over 15 knots then we will run it at West Wittering).

We will be raising money for the Snowdrop Trust.

More details to follow.........




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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Review of the RRD Cosmo - by Simon Bassett from 2XS


RRD COSMO 8.5 SUP 

We have been testing the RRD Cosmo 8.5 for a few months now and in the irregular swell we have all begun to really like this board. As paddle surf surfboards go this is a wide body, surf and all-round model which I reckon suits the the south coast and cornwall pretty much all the time up to head high plus waves. I have used it at Saunton, Putsborough, Gwithians and at The 2XS/RRD Test Centre at West Wittering .

There are quite a few wide body style boards and I have used the Fanatic All wave 8.10,9,1,9.5 -JP 8.2 and Starboard versions all are pretty decent boards but all work in slightly different conditions and have slightly different bias. The RRD COSMO 8.5 surprised us all with how easy it is to pick up on small waves in Wittering and and in a recent trip to Gwithians.

The RRD Cosmo has a real ability to pick waves up quickly the rocker line and width gets you into waves fast without much paddle effort and there is not too much row effect. As soon as you are on the wave you have the stability to walk to the nose or get your back foot onto the tail pad. This board will turn super fast and for its width charges from rail to rail effortlessly.

When you take a look at the shape the board is not over thick the rails are foiled out with an old skool double winger –which help to promote early wave catching and still keep the tail width down when you need to start carving on the wave face. Underneath you have a rolled vee with double concave running through the the board.
If you are going to use it on flat water it paddles well and has a decent glide for a board of its size.

It comes as standard with a set of RRD quad future box quad fins which track well and give plenty of grip – I prefer setting it up as a tri fin leaving the front quad fins in adding a 5 or 7 inch centre fin (US style box) which changes the feel of the ride and sharpens the top turns. The RRD Cosmo also works really well as a twin fin in small surf if you want the tail to drift around. The RRD Cosmo is available in Classic construction £999 for the 8.5 x 32 x 4.5 inches (132 litres) 9.6 kg for a 80 kg rider this is an easy board to paddle in flat and chop. RRD produce a lighter and stiffer version in Ltd construction 8.2 kg for the 8.5 and 7.5 kg for 8.0 at £1399.

Plus if you want the smaller version there is 8.0 version RRD Cosmo (122 ltrs ) by 30 .5 inches and new 9.0 which is in production at the moment.

RRD haven't added a windsurf mast attachment to any of these boards but you do get a go pro mount built into the nose on each model...

Here is the link to the 2XS site for the RRD Cosmo














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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Lewis Cratherne Clinic at X-Train, West Wittering - 21 June 2014



Lewis will be at X-Train, West Wittering on Saturday 21 June taking a Pro Clinic for us –

Lewis is a former British Kitesurfing Champion, the Brighton Pier Jumper and the face of the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada, the Guiness World Record event of 2013 (he also works with Simon Bassett as one of the Trustees of the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada Charity)

Lewis is an accomplished coach who has been running Clinics around the UK and abroad and he can help you take your kiting up to the next level.

The coaching is based around assessing your ability and providing you with the technique and method to progress your kiting.

The course will be based around Boosting Bigger/Transitions/Front Rolls/Back Rolls & more….

Spaces are limited to 6 – cost of Clinic is £90.00 for 3.5 hours of fun.

If you would like to guarantee yourself a space on Lewis’ clinic then call Rossco on 01243 513077 and book now – but hurry…...





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