Stop number two of the ATBShop Demo Tour saw some of the best conditions the UK had to offer with wind reaching us to a solid 15knots and enough sun to think you where abroad! With some even braving the Welsh waters without the need of a wetsuit it was weekends such as this that we remember what kitesurfing is all about.
With an absolute ton of kit we set off Friday evening with a few minor hiccups regarding a flat tyre along the way, we arrived late to one of our favourite kitesurfing spots in the country. Known for its waves and vast, jurassic like landscape, Pembrey offers enough space to produce clean and reliable wind for anyone beginner to advanced to get out and have an absolute blast.
Day One offered up a cross-on shore wind combined with the slightly messy 2-3ft swell providing soo much fun in the waves to even with a twin tip! With all the team out on the water relaying some of the more popular kites and boards to and from the water to make sure everyone gets to try their share of the kit, we saw a lot of faces; new and old making it down to the beach alongside WK Kite Project Kitesurf School after welcoming us on to the beach!
Due to the level of wind, people, sand blowing everywhere and a small patch of welsh rain to send us off the beach in the evening of the first day, we where not able to get the camera out for some snaps!
With a bit of van dwelling in the evening time followed by a night cap or two, it was an early night to recover the slightly beaten and exhausted team after ferrying all the kit too and from the beach.
Day two saw a slower start to the day with the wind gradually driving upwards from midday giving us an early afternoon light wind session and a good opportunity for some photos and Karma Drone flying! After doing some ‘work’ the heavens provided us with yet another solid 15knots and the perfect British Summer time sun to accompany it. Some one was truly looking out for us as the 12m’s raised from the land and embarked towards the water.
Overall the weekend was a complete success judging by the teams under enthusiasm to be heading home and working the next day. We have kitesurfed in locations across the UK and around the world and we can only be left to feel grateful for the conditions we have been given on this incredible weekend in the sun.
Bring on stop number 3! Keep an eye out on our Facebook or ATBShop Kitesurfing and Kite Group on Facebook or atbshop.co.uk/kite-demo-tour a week before the 23rd (16th) of July for a wind forecast and the location of stop number 3!
Be sure to take a peak at our October Kitesurfing Trip to El Gouna for £600!
However in the mean time, if you would like to visit Pembrey beach, below is some information for parking/ camping and wind forecasts including tide tables and even lessons:
For kiteboarding lessons and tuition visit WK Kite Project
Pembrey (Cefn Sidan Beach) Kiting Beach Location: (Google Maps Link) Meet at the carparks behind the entrance to the beach. Kitesurfing is no problem here as long as you have BKSA insurance etc. Land board and buggy are not possible without being a day member of Carmarthen Land Sailing Club (www.clscuk.co.uk/) which you can join for day membership online.
Wind Guru Weather and Wind Forecast: www.windguru.cz/47852 (Llangenith, closest Windguru forecast across the water)
Camping: Pembrey Country Park – £15 Per Night – book online (1 pitch tent/van)
B&B / Hotels: There are loads of options in Pembrey or Bury Port on google or Airbnb.