Published: December 3, 2011
High winds prove a challenge for kite buggying enthusiasts at Brean

The sport of kite buggying seems to be 'taking off' at Brean, with this week's high winds giving enthusiasts a real challenge.

Around 20 of the sport's members have braved high winds to take part in a series of endurance competitions and, as these photos show, the gusty conditions proved a challenge.

Alistair McHardy, from the South West Association of Traction Kiting (SWATK), told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There have been some very strong winds, making our competition even more challenging than normal. But we never complain about too much wind - several of our previous competitions here in Brean suffered from too little wind."

Enthusiasts from across the UK - including Wales, Birmingham and Exeter - have been taking part in endurance races to see who can travel the farthest in a set period of time. Each of the buggy drivers is fitted with a GPS tracking device to accurately measure their distance.

 


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