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Monday, 23 October 2017
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Hunstanton

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FAST WIND DIRECTIONS:  S-SW
PERFECT WIND DIRECTION: S

TIDE:  SPRING LOW

FASTEST PEAK:
FASTEST 10SEC:  35.96Knots TRISTAN HASKINS
FASTEST 500M:    35.09Knots TRISTAN HASKINS

TRISTAN HASKINS (GPS-SPEED.CO.UK):

''The problem with Hunstanton is that it might not even be here this year. I've sailed there for 7 years and this spit only popped up 2 years ago. It had moved a lot at the end of the year and no one has sailed it this year...
 
This was the track from last year..
 
Sportstracklive.com

There is some YouTube footage from last year, not a very good day - too square...

Youtube.com
 
Basically it's a FREESTYLERS spot - they found it.
It's only sailable for 1 hour EITHER side of a VERY VERY low water,  normally about 2 or 3 days per month.
 
I think it could be V GOOD - with a very broad almost FULL southerly - but the chances of getting the low water and the right wind at the same time are remote.. ''


DAVID WILLIAMS:

''Hunstanton is one of the fastest streches of water in the UK. I've peeked at 48.3 with a 45.5 knots 500m there on kiteboard but it just doesn't get strong winds with spring tides very often.

Was working well last year in a S/SW an hour either side of low tide on springs on the outer bank for windsurfers port tack and on the inner bank for kites STB tack. Last time i was there though i was 6 knots faster on a kite in the shallow waters than the windsurfers but the outer bank was nice and flat but the wrong tack for my speed board..''

More from Tris...

''It needs to be a 1.7m tide OR LESS http://easytide.ukho.gov.uk/EASYTIDE/EasyTide/ShowPrediction.aspx?PortID=0161&PredictionLength=7''

 

And a map from Tris showing angles..

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