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Bridlington Wendy station is on the premises of Kite Shack, at the South Shore Holiday Village, between Fraisthorpe (a popular windsurfing location) and Bridlington itself. The site is also used by kite buggies, sailors, etc, and Hang Gliders and Paragliders who belong to the George Cayley Gliding and Paragliding Club.
For detailed location, see the linked map.
OS Grid ref: TA171639
Altitude: 33ft (10m)
There is no particular wind direction that is critical to the general use of the station, but Hang and Paragliders using the cliffs at Filey nearby will obviously need Easterly winds to do so. The anemometer is approx 30 feet above ground level, and is in clear air for most directions.
The Fraisthorpe area has a peculiar microclimate, with winds near the beach much lower than those a mile or two inland. This needs to be borne in mind when using the station readout. The station does under-read in SW-WSW winds somewhat, due to interference from a building.
The station anemometer is some 100 feet AMSL at most. It reads out in Knots and Beaufort Force, rather than in MPH, like all our coastal stations. This is because most sea and beach users are happier with those readings. more...
Contact the George Cayley Gliding and Paragliding Club before flying a Hang or Paraglider in the area.
George Cayley Gliding and Paragliding Club