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 "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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