The sea defence work continues - the car park is sodden but the wind is strong! Make sure you have minimum of gloves and boots out in the sea, it's still very cold!
The coastal defence work is going well with good progress. Call in to the drop in centre in Jury's gap car park for details.
KITE WEEK 2015 dates announced 1st to 9th August, so get those holiday forms in! More details to follow but there will be a wakeboarding winch on the lake next to the camping again, plus the music and other awesome stuff!
The first rock deliveries for the rock revetment sea defences at Camber are due any day. There will be considerable change at our local spot over the next 18 months.
Kite Week 2014 announced to be from weds 6th August to sunday 10th August. Camping in the usual beautiful field, free SUP and kayaks on the lake, toilet and hot showers.
Zip slide is up and the wake winch might make an appearance at the lake :)
Hawiaan Finale party Saturday at the venue!
Discount for Camber Kite Club BKSA members.
Keep your eyes on the facebook page for details,
Tickets and info available HERE
12th January 2014,
It's cold! But that hasn't deterred the kiters, over 50 kites up and a full car park! That car park is going to get pretty full in the summer, check out the plans for the flood defence works at Jury's gap here,
KITE WEEK 2013
- Mini railway pub crawl
- Camping with hot showers
- local discounts
- Live Music From Sam Calver, 1066 rockitt men and other great bands
- To book your places email email@example.com
- Final Party night on August 17th in Rye, Comic book and cartoon fancy dress!
- to book in call 07960 587482
- or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The may day bank holiday has been and gone, we had strong wind on the Saturday, a nice sea breeze on Sunday and Monday. The lighter winds Sunday and Monday made for excellent beginner course weather, even sun cream was needed! A great weekend all round.
Channel 4 asked us to do some kite flying for a 3 part series, yet to be named but may well be called "worlds most extreme weather!"
10/2/13 Brazil Video here for all to enjoy! Kitesurfing in Cumbuco, Barra Grande, Jericocaura and Ilha de Guajiru :)
18/12/12 MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!
Youri Zoon Joins Best Kiteboarding
Roctober is here with its heavy wind and rain! The change in season is starting to feel apparent.
A couple of handy things for you and for kitesurfing in the UK;
LOST PROPERTY http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/628424/83cc4b1a43/0
ACCIDENT/ NEAR MISS FORM http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/628424/
These are confidential links provided by the BKSA to help make safer conditions for kitesurfing and kitesurfers. Any feedback for improvement can be sent to us too.
Keep it safe and warm out there!
Kite week write up in the Rye Observer this week
BREAKING NEWS! KITE WEEK 2012
WILL BE ON 4- 12TH AUGUST*KITESURFING*MUSIC*BEER*CAMPING*
THE LEGENDARY KITE WEEK RETURNS ONCE AGAIN FOR THE 4TH YEAR RUNNING!
THE FESTIVITIES WILL COMMENCE ON 4TH AUGUST 2012, CAMPING AVAILABLE IN LIMITED NUMBERS.
DETAILS TO FOLLOW;
NIGHTS OUT IN RYE - CAMBER
- HOT SHOWER AT CAMP SITE
- DISCOUNTS AT LOCAL BUSINESSES
- DISCOUNTS ON EQUIPMENT, LESSONS AND HIRE
- MUCH MORE
Quick Update;The Band is booked, the portaloo hired, The Tug of War rope just arrived, the mini railway pub crawl has been scheduled and the coconut shy is being constructed!
KITE WEEK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW IN LIMITED NUMBERS!
BIG FINALE PARTY ON THE 11TH AUGUST AT THE CAMBER CASTLE PUB, CAMBER FROM 7 PM FEAT 'UNDER THE COVERS'
Kiteboarding to replace windsurfing at 2016 Rio Olympics
Kiteboarding will make its Olympic debut at the 2016 Games in Rio after the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) dropped windsurfing.
The decision has been met with surprise and frustration within windsurfing and an online petition has been set up to keep it as an Olympic discipline.
British sailing's John Derbyshire said: "We're disappointed for windsurfing.
Kiteboarding v windsurfing
- Kiteboarding - a wind powered surface watersport using a kite and a board to move across the water.
- Windsurfing - a wind powered surface watersport using a sail attached to a board to move across the water
"[But we are] looking forward to working with kiteboarders to develop the talent pathway for this new event."
The decision was made by the ISAF at a meeting in Italy on Saturday and Derbyshire added: "While an exciting prospect for a new discipline, the decision to replace windsurfing will of course be a huge blow to the windsurfing community.
"We're disappointed for all those who are working at the coal face of the Royal Yachting Association's windsurfing programmes to deliver activity and British success on the world stage who will be affected most by this decision."
However, he added: "Kiteboarding made a solid case for its Olympic inclusion at the March trials and, although a surprise that ISAF has voted it into the Olympic programme at this stage, it appears they wished to seize the opportunity, rather than wait until 2020."
Britain's Bryony Shaw, who won bronze in Beijing at the 2008 Olympics, said on Twitter: "Windsurfing is me... I am windsurfing!" before adding: "My focus on London now seems heightened!! New discipline for Rio... New challenge...!"
Compatriot Nick Dempsey, who was fourth in the men's event four years ago, commented on Twitter: "Wow, unexpected. That was a big decision and a very sad day for windsurfing. My heart goes out to all the aspiring champions and kids with dreams of windsurfing at the Olympics."
Meanwhile, following sailing equipment trials held in Santander, Spain in March, the 49er FX was chosen for the new two-person women's skiff discipline while the Nacra 17 will be used in the two-person mixed multihull event.
22/05/2012 HELLO SUMMER! It is warm, sunny and windy for the first time this year. This weekend looks cracking with sun and North Easterly winds making Greatstone the beach of choice. High tide is 3pm on Saturday and approx an hour later sunday.
16/05/2012 We would like your opinion on whether a club house would be a good progressive move for Camber Kitesurfing Club. Premisis has been offered but would people go to it? We can decorate it as we see fit, I envisage something similar to the Rock Island bar in Correlejo, beach style. They are even not opposed to putting in showers, having bands, tv showing kite movies etc. Downsides- co-ordination? Rallying troops to do decorating etc? Your feedback please!
03/05/2012 BIG kitesurfing demo this weekend (5th and 6th May) in association with Camber Kitesurfing and the Kitesurf Centre. Loads of brands, loads of kit to try out. Come down and check out the 2012 gear opposite the Romney Tavern at Greatstone.
11/04/2012 Nordex at the wind farm replied to a request for sponsorship for Camber Kitesurfing Club, it was a no, bugger!
10/04/2012 After a dissapointing bag of weather for Easter and inconvenient tides, the SW wind has returned. Despite the chillyness there have been some good kiting conditions. On the upside the Rye Bay Cafe has had a refurb and we will be having a little gathering post kitesurfing this Saturday 14th for a few drinks and maybe a bite to eat.
2/3/2012 The weather has a spring feel to it, soon enquiries for kitesurfing lessons are coming in - lets make it an awesome summer! I think a Spring Party is in order!
Camber Kitesurfing Club
*NEW FACEBOOK GROUP* FOR 2011JOIN HERE*
SEA DEFENCE PLANS AT JURY'S GAP CLICK HERE
|Kite Week - August 22-29 2011|
Camber Kite Week August 2011 Review
Having spent the summer photographing kitesurfers, windsurfers and other watersports, Anthony Skinner (aka Ant) and Phil Elbrough (aka Philys), from Camber Kitesurfing invited me along to the Kite Week Festival.
I rocked up to this event and it turned out to be the highlight of my summer ! as it was a collaboration of the various local Kitesurf Centres and their friends to celebrate the sport and the friendships it builds.
‘Ant’ arranged an amazing camping venue on a local farm near Rye, which was very private and set in amongst a natural amphitheatre of trees. Various vans and tents appeared over the first few days and pretty soon a community of water sports enthusiasts from all over the world was formed. Kit was discussed, tips exchanged, venues reviewed and local knowledge shared.
The central point of the camp was the camp fire, which was roaring fiercely every night and we ended up shooting the breeze, listening to tales of kite surf antics and stories of huge air, which did get bigger as the beer flowed !
There was even a hot shower erected, an innovation designed by ‘Ant’, who never ceased to amaze me with his ideas.
A sweat lodge was ingeniously built as well from old kites, and slaps of concrete were heated up on the fire, then placed in the centre of the lodge where water and essential oils were added. IT WORKED ! much to the guys delight as the girls had to get down to their bikinis !! another innovative success.
We drove the short distance to Jury’s Gap Camber Beach and that’s where the action really was.
Camber is an amazing venue for this sport. Enthusiasts drive down from London after a day at work to catch the thermals (pic of suited bloke), which gives Camber a weather climate all of its very own. Clouds build over the headland, producing a wind which provides ample kiting time. At low tide the water is shallow so it is perfect for novices or newbies to the sport, and the waters out the back are edgy and challenging. A wreck off the beach and the knarly wooden groins also add to the dimension of this venue.
At high tide pro riders come into their own, the groins which jut out into the sea give an air of danger. They can board skim on inches of water, and turn sharply to race out to sea again. Chris Calthrop K48 took to the waters to give a spectacular display of aerobatics, and Ant gave a thrilling demonstration of board skills.
From a spectators point of view the beach is a mass of colour and you are able to see the kiters up close, which can be breath taking when they leap and pull off tricks.
The finale party was just as fantastic with the local bar filled with kites to make the stage for the band ‘Undercover’, they got everyone up dancing and the tired legs from a day on the water were forgotten.
So, I can’t wait until next year it can only get bigger and better.
Camber Kitesurfing isn’t just about the sport, it’s about the people too.
Photography by Victoria Shorland, Sea Yourself In Action Photography 07789512825.
KITE WEEK AUG 2011 - this year we plan to go even bigger with camping, bands, gokarting, meals, drink promotions and more! 22-28th Aug 2011
CAMPING NOW BOOKED - £10 FOR THE WEEK
LIMITED NUMBERS SO GET YOUR NAME DOWN !!!
Kite week 2011 "Under The Covers" band booked for the finale party on the 27th Aug, 8 pm at the Camber Castle Pub, Camber Sands
KITESURFING INSURANCE CLICK HERE
LOCAL BEACH GUIDECLICK HERE
NEWS - kitesurfing is still restricted to the Eastern (jury's gap or broomhill sands) end of the beach all year round.
We are Inviting YOU to be involved in Camber Kitesurfing Club. Comittee members wanted. We need people to help organise events and promote the social aspects of the sport and build a strong kitesurfing community in Camber.
Autumn 2011, the kitesurfing teaching season is drawing to a close... It is possible to kite all year round but make sure you have a good wetsuit, and when it's really cold, boots gloves and a hood. Don't go out further than you are prepared to swim, check your kit thoroughly and don't take chances. Most of all go out with friends and stay safe this winter, make sure you tell someone you are out. Stay safe peeps!
There is rumour of a clubhouse for the kite club, we would love people to get enthusiastic and join us for social events throughout the season. Kite week 2011 saw loads of people joining in and having a blast, the finale party was cranking and we want more! Planning more of these get- togethers throughout the year gives you the opportunity to properly meet those people that you kite past on the water.
Hang loose, keep a good grip, avoid the drizzle....