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    Strangford Sea Safari
    Last chance to see the whirlpools in 2012 with the Strangford Sea Safari
    HALLOWEEN Sea Safari! Last chance in 2012 to see the Whirlpools and seals!
    The LAST Sea Safari trips of 2012 this Sunday - don't miss out!
    Our popular trip, the Narrows Sea Safari Voyage, will have some spook-tastic whirlpool trips running this Sunday! With Halloween treats for the children and interesting spooky facts about the lough, you're in for a quirky trip with plenty to see!
    This is your last chance to see the whirlpools and seals in 2012...and you might even see a rare (and not dangerous) Basking Shark! See Strangford Lough as you never have before and book your fun trip today!
    Book NOW!
    Call 028 437 23933; head office opening hours 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, outside of these hours either leave a message or email

    Stand Up Paddleboard UK
    Winter Deal
    Cracking Winter Deals!
    - We are offering a fantastic deal to our returning customers at the moment. Just �20pp for Half Day Flat Water Stand Up Paddling or Archery Courses minimum of 2 people per booking!
    - Also 15% off White Water SUP Sessions minimum 2 per booking.
    This can be booked as our winter gift voucher. Perfect as a pressie!
    For more information please email us or give us a call on 01490 430725 or head to our website at
    To enjoy this fantastic deal call or email us before 01/11/12.
    Thanks and hope to see you again soon!

    BN1 Kitesurfing
    BN1 Kitesurfing Soma Trip October 2012
    There is one space leaved on my October trip to Soma Bay Egypt. If you are considering a last minute holiday to catch some wind and soak up some end of summer rays this could be great opportunity to hang out with some like minded people... If you do, feel free to contact me or Matt at Planet as it would be great to have you on board.

    Mayberry Kayaking
    September Newsletter
    This month has certainly been a busy one. We've had tourists for sea kayaking days, courses to run and Mike and Stuart Yendle became the second people ever to sea kayak to the Smalls lighthouse! A huge thank you to Martin Armstrong and Martin Charlton for their help this month.
    Our sea kayak courses have been very popular this summer so we've changed the format for our "upcoming stuff"; what was the point of me telling you about courses that were already full anyway? We now post the next courses that have spaces, under the heading "available courses" only and as you can see, there's not many left this year. As they've filled so fast this year we have added all of next years dates to our website for you.
    Some people are already looking forward to our winter program which was hugely popular last year. You can have a sneak preview of the sea kayak dates here and we have the whitewater schedule for you to see. All of these dates are �40 per person, per day so let us know which you are interested in as places are limited!
    November 10/11, 2012 - White water South Wales
    November 24/25, 2012 - White water North Wales
    December 1/2, 2012 - Pembrokeshire White water
    December 8/9, 2012 - White water South Wales
    December 15/16, 2012 -- Incident Management and Rockhopping
    January 5/6, 2013 - White water Cardif Center
    January 12/13, 2013 - Surfing and Rockhopping
    January 19/20, 2013 - White water Lake District
    January 26/27, 2013 - Sea Kayaking
    February 2/3, 2013 - White water Cardiff Center
    February 9/10, 2013 - Rock Hopping and Incident Management
    February 16/17, 2013 - White water Dartmoor
    February 23/24, 2013 - Sea Kayaking
    March 2/3, 2013 - White water Cardiff Center.... Last one of the Season ladies and gents. Let's make the most of the schedule this year so we can all feel COMPLETELY confident to paddle cumic 8 for our last session.
    Book Early!!!!! Spaces Limited.
    See you soon,
    Mike and Shelley
    Available Courses
    8th, 9th September - Basic Course 2 places
    6th, 7th October - Intermediate Course 1 place
    3rd, 4th November - Basic Course 3 places
    17th, 18th November - Progressive Course 2 places
    Call us on 01348 874699 to reserve your place on any of the above.
    T-Shirts �10 Each
    These are good quality fabric Fruit of the Loom t-shirts with the Mayberry Kayaking logo sown in. Men and Ladies cut in small, medium or large.
    Fancy a different colour? We can get almost any colour you can think of!
    Call 01348 874699 and we'll get one to you!
    Basic Sea Kayaking
    This months beginners course saw a family book all of the places, with some preteens so we decided it would be better to run it as an intro to kayaking. Day one saw us use the SOT's and day two a sea kayak trip.
    Progressive Course
    This month saw Steve and Hilary return to build on the skills they learned on a basic course with us and we welcomed another Steve and Liz who'd been on a course elsewhere before. Each person worked on improving different skils, including outside edge turns, bow rudders, navigation and a self rescue! Check out the photos on our facebook page.
    Our Monday evening trips with Newport Boat Club Paddlers have been busy. Photos are on our facebook page.
    The Smalls Lighthouse
    Nigel Foster first did this trip way back in 1984, he has been in touch and believes we may be the second ever to have sea kayaked out there! Read the story on Mike's blog.
    August WW!
    It's been the wettest summer on record (apparently!) and Mike finally managed to catch some of the run off. A trip down a local run with NPBC paddlers helped to rid some of the cobwebs ahead of this winters whitewater season. Photos as always on our facebook page.
    Who's the Guru?
    Mike's the "kayaking guru and guardian of the Pembrokeshire rivers" according to the new Welsh rivers guide! He helped out with the updates to our local runs for the latest edition of the book. The previous version used to be referred to by many as "the Bible" and we're looking forward to our copy arriving soon. As you can imagine, he's been dancing around since he heard the news!

    Gone Swimming
    New dates for wet weekends - kid friendly dates, and dog friendly trips too
    Our feet have just touched the ground so...
    Here are more dates for Wet Weekends
    Limited availability - book now
    Well, this ladies and gents is our second wave of Wet Weekends. We are thrilled that we are having more and more demand for trips. We have made a few adjustments based on feedback from you all. We have stopped the initial discount, so our Wet Weekends are now �200 (because you all said we were worth more than that!) But we have also made our trips FULL BOARD so you no longer pay a supplement for dinner, so in effect - the price has only gone up a fiver
    We have put a bit more of a firmer time line on arrival and departure, so you can plan your comings and goings a bit easier. We ask you to arrive any time after 2pm on Friday, and we aim to have you ready to hit the road again on Sunday at 2pm. The rest is still the same. Great swims, great food and still at a great price.
    The calendar is thus:
    14, 15, 16 September: Cwm Pennant, Snowdonia
    5, 6, 7 October: Cefn Coed South Snowdonia - pet friendly trip!
    19, 20, 21 October: Cwm Pennant, Snowdonia
    27, 28, 29, 30 October: Cwm Pennant, Snowdonia - family friendly trip!
    In the mean time, have a look at our Youtube Channel and see what we've been upto, we're also building some Pinterest boards too. On our blog, we've been chatting about what it has been like to be an Olympics Gamesmaker and also Gabby's first experience in a competitive open water swimming event . Finally whilst Dan has been down in London, Gabby has been out and about a lot as part of her summer of swimming.
    Wild Families
    Wild swimming for family groups:
    We will be based a the superb Cwm Pennant hostel - that has loads of activities on site, and plenty of space for everyone. We are limiting this to only 16 places - so book quickly!
    October Half Term
    Saturday 27th to Tuesday 30th
    Visit our website now!
    Soggy Dogs
    We have a new twist for our trip starting 5th of October. We would like you to share your holiday with your best friend, and that friend does not have to be human. We have been asked loads of times to run a trip where folk can bring a canine swimming buddy so here you are. You are more than welcome to join us even if you don't have a dog!
    We are charging no extra for you to bring your Hydro Hound, but we do ask that you have all the shots up to date and that they have recently been flea and tick treated.
    For this trip we will be staying at the Cefn Coed this is a place we have had our eye on for a while, but it's such a popular little gem we have been hard pressed to get in! They have a variety of live stock including a clutch of dogs, a pack of chickens and some guard geese! This trip is going to be the world first Pet Friendly Wild Swimming Holiday!
    Wild families - Gone Swimming launch family holidays for October half term
    You asked, and we delivered
    Wild Families - swimming holidays
    Limited availability - book now
    Well, it's been a busy few months for us - lots of Wet Weekends running, and all sorts of other exciting projects - our feet don't seem to be touching the ground at the moment. Dan has just got back from his final Olympic training day - and will pretty soon be leaving North Wales to work on the Medical Team for the duration of the Olympic & Paralympic Games (hence the reason we have no trips in August). Gabs will still be around North Wales delivering our one-on-one coaching sessions, also brushing up on her Welsh, and she has also decided to learn British Sign Language too!
    In the mean time, have a look at our Youtube Channel and see what we've been upto, we're also building some Pinterest boards too. On our blog, we've been chatting about access to the river Thames (twice) here and here, and how to warm up someone who is really cold, we provide a sneaky peek behind the scenes at some big swim events with an insiders view on event water safety, and we talk about the importance of teaching children to swim.
    We are also very excited to launch "Wild Families". This October half term (Sat 27th to Tues 30th), Dan & Gabs are giving you the opportunity to take your family wild swimming. We are going to give you the skills and knowledge to take your kids out and about, and show them a good time out in the wild.
    Wild Families
    Wild swimming for family groups:
    We will be based a the superb Cwm Pennant hostel - that has loads of activities on site, and plenty of space for everyone. We are limiting this to only 16 places - so book quickly!
    October Half Term
    Saturday 27th to Tuesday 30th
    Spaces are still available on the
    Pleasure of Adventure luxury
    wild swimming & yoga holidays:
    Monday 10th to Friday 14th
    Friday 14th to Monday 17th
    Monday 10th to Monday 17th

    Poole Windsurfing
    Used Windsurfing Equipment Sale - Upto Half Price
    The windsurf season is drawing to a close here at the Poole Windsurfing School and we are selling much of our used windsurfing equipment from 2012. Things are being snapped up fast so if you want to grab an absolute bargain you really should check out our used windsurfing equipment webpage. It lists everything that is for sale and shows how much you will be saving! There are even some pictures of the actual kit rigged & on the water.
    It's been a great season and everyone taking lessons & renting equipment from us has loved the new 2012 Goya Windsurfing, RRD, Amex, Billabong and Helly Hanson equipment. So much so, that lots of our windsurf customers have already bought themselves a setup from our secondhand windsurfing equipment list - take a look to the left at a snapshot of part of the used windsurf equipment list.
    We only use the best equipment and it is replaced every season, so the secondhand windsurf kit is always in great condition and will save you �100's compared to buying from new!
    Checkout our Windsurfing Equipment Needed? A Buyers Guide for some great tips on how to go about buying your beginners, improvers or advanced windsurfing equipment. We also have a great blog post all about The Secrets to Choosing Beginners Windsurfing Equipment. This is a great article, giving step by step, independent advice on what to look for when buying windsurfing equipment. Reading it could save a big mistake when it comes to getting your first set of secondhand windsurfing equipment!
    Great Conditions - Last Week Of Windsurfing Season
    So, we are reaching the end of yet another great season at the Poole Windsurfing School. Thanks to everyone who has sent us glowing testimonials, your words of praise are much appreciated by all of us! It is good to know that the tuition we give & the latest equipment we use is keeping you all happy and loving your time windsurfing with us here at the Poole Windsurfing School.
    Judging from the forecast for the next week it looks like we are going out in style this season. Conditions look really nice for anyone wanting to come down for a last few sessions of windsurfing before the winter months!
    Hope to see you all back at the Poole Windsurfing School for at least one final blast this season.
    Epic Ski & Snowboard Trip - Hidden Powder Stashes of Japan!
    We hope you have enjoyed your time windsurfing this summer? Many people have asked us what we do over the winter and we have talked about our skiing/snowboarding experiences. Well, we have now organised the ultimate skiing/snowboarding trip of a lifetime to Japan for this coming winter!
    If you are planing a ski or snowboard trip with the idea of riding some powder then then this is the ultimate experience that will stay with you for ever! Japan is THE location for riding champagne powder and the lesser known spots we head to get 15-16 metres (yes that's metres!) of the lightest powder snowfall every season. Compare that to the typical seasonal snowfall in the Alps of 3-6 metres of average quality snow and you can see why this is like no other ski or snowboard trip you have ever been on.
    For full details (including daily itinerary & video clips) checkout our dedicated webpage for this trip.
    Limited to Only 9 Spaces - Small Group, Maximum Japanese Back Country Powder!
    Get in touch early to secure a place on your backcountry skiing/snowboarding trip of a lifetime!
    Japan's northern island of Hokkaido produces some of the lightest and driest powder in the world. The magic happens because Hokkaido is fed by cold air, low pressure systems originating in Siberia that pick up moisture over the Sea of Japan, creating almost perpetual high quality powder snowfalls between January and March.
    The massive snowfall is only a part of the beauty of this holiday, you are also skiing in a location like no other. Where else can you ski bottomless powder, with no crowds, unlimited off-piste areas including trees, steeps & open powder fields? The scenery also sets this trip apart from any other, as you ride down the side of a volcano, cruising through snow laden tree lines and even taking in ocean views. All this combined with an unforgettable cultural experience will have you coming back on this trip every year!
    Why come on our trip?
    More off-piste guided days, extensive coverage of the back country, local guides, small group, best value & an unforgettable Japanese back country powder riding experience!
    Call 01202 237247 to reserve your space(s) before the trip is fully booked.
    Date of Trip: 17th - 27th Feb 2013
    Booking Deadline: 17th Oct 2012
    For full details (including daily itinerary & video clips) checkout our dedicated webpage for this trip.
    If you want to ask any questions feel free to call or send an e-mail using the contact details below.
    To reserve your space(s) just give us a call on 01202 237247.

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