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Kid's Sunday Kite Club - Edge Watersports
Edge is starting their Kid's Sunday kite club in just a few weeks and have a couple of spaces left on all of the courses. Let them do all the hard work and get your child out on the water and learning to kitesurf in a safe, fun and relaxed environment.
Contact Edge Watersports for more information
Kite Surfing Pictures Exmouth October 2014
Social 10th April 2014
Exe kiters Spring social at Pebblebed Wine Cellar, Topsham on Thursday 10th April 7pm. There will be an AGM at 6pm to which members are free to attend.
There will be drinks and nibbles provided. Food will be subsidised by the club.
Prizes will be awarded for best kiting photos/videos which should be submitted on disk to Edge Watersports.
Exe Estuary Activity Questionnaire
An ON LINE QUESTIONNAIRE has been developed as part of a Cooperative Framework for Recreational Management Project on the Exe Estuary, for people who either use the Exe Estuary (e.g. for water sports, bait digging, dog walking etc), or are professionally involved in any aspect of its management .
The overall aim of the Cooperative Framework is to reduce disturbance to overwintering migratory birds within the Exe Estuary (which is designated as a European Special Protection Area because of its importance to the birds) and Dawlish Warren (which is a European Special Area of Conservation) – whilst improving the safety of people using the estuary for water sports and other activities.
YOUR VIEWS ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESSFUL FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF RECREATION ON THE ESTUARY. Please fill in before 12th January 2014 - either as an individual or representative of an organisation.
Click the link above. It will take approximately 20 minutes of your time.
If you have any queries about the study, please contact Paula Salge, the Assistant Exe Estuary Officer, on tel 01392 383000 or email Paula.GuimaraesSalge@devon.gov.uk.
Duckpond Exclusion Zone
If you are going to kite in the duck pond please note now that we have the seasonal restrictions in place so please stay to the west side of the line of the 3 yellow buoys. Check the Duckponds Exclusion Zone page for further information.
Although the works to the recreation ground is now complete water users should be aware that glass and debris is still coming to the surface around the foot of the embankment. Kiters and windsurfers are still suffering injuries. Take extra care.
Edge Race Cup Results
After meeting with council the following main points were noted:
Finished works 18th July 2013
Planting of Trees to be done in Autumn
Noted was the fact to move Trees in the following areas to take into account the dangers they would present to kitesurfers entering and exiting the water
A sweep of picking glass up would be made after works and on a yearly basis to remove exposed glass
Combined signage would be good to reduce street signs and dangers to kitesurfers
Please can I also reiterate that kiters using the duckpond should always attempt to set up on the sand and to land safely away from the recreation ground. Watch out and lend a hand where possible and help other kitesurfers to land their kites.
Exmouth Beach Volleyball Club
Please find a letter from Exmouth Volleyball Club regarding their Volleyball Season. This concerns all kiters
I would just like to remind everyone in the Kite Surfing world that the Exmouth Beach Volleyball season is now under way for another year, for your information the following beach area and event dates have booked with the beach owners.
The permanent beach volleyball courts, only two courts provided this year, both with new nets.
May to September, every Tuesday evening 6:30 to dusk.
The no swim area (between what use to be the two red flags) and above the tide line.
We are unlikely to use more than six courts but it will be along the whole beach wall area.
The same area has also been booked for two all day tournaments on Sunday the 7th July & the 11th Aug, both of these date have been chosen to fit in with a low tide period. Due to beach erosion, they will be small events this year, 6 to 7 courts.
If you could please pass this on to your members and remind everyone of your 200m exclusion zone, that your preferred launch area is to the North of this area. We have not had any incidents to report since 2009 and it would be beneficial for everyone involved that we keep it that way.
Have a good summer, any problem, please contact either myself or the beach owner / Street Scene
The Edge Race Cup 2013
The Edge Race Cup taking place on 15th - 16th June 2013! Contact Edge Water Sports for more information
Important Update for users of the Duck Pond
Just to summarise works taking place at the Duck Pond rec ground which will have an impact upon all water users
Kiters will need to set up on the sand 2-3 hours before high tide as there is very little launching or landing area on the grassy area. Take care when landing; ideally pack down at the bottom of the slipway. There is active work taking place but outside hours you may be able to put your kite on a small triangle of grass at the top of the slipway
- Bank being reduced in pitch and stabilised
- All works to be completed by end of May 2013 apart from landscaping
- Access will be available to all via slipway
- A set up area for equipment will be made available
- Parking will be available in Camperdown Car park
- Works will be split into two phases
- Camperdown to Slipway finished by end of April
- Slipway to Royal Avenue finished by end of May
Below is an e-mail from East Devon District Council Environment Health Officer Janet Wallace, regarding the works on the Imperial Recreation Ground.
“The contractors working on the Revetment Improvement works have confirmed that the slipway will re-open from Friday 29th March. They have been unable to complete all the works on the south side of the revetment and therefore the temporary Camperdown access will not be available for a few weeks. Slipway users should access via Royal Avenue ( the Rugby Club side) until further notice. Slipway users will be able to park their vehicles for free within the Recreation Ground during this period, and thereafter parking will be available in the Camperdown car park.”
Exe Press Newsletter, Spring 2013
In this issue:
- Partnership News
- LiCCo Update
- Avocet Line Partnership Action
- Mamhead Slipway
- Review of Fisheries Byelaws
- Estuary Trail Developments
- Blooming Jellyfish!
Read the full Newsletter of the Exe Extuary Partnership - Issue 31 here