You may remember a few months ago we told you about the problem south coast sailors are facing regarding access to Broad Bench reef at Kimmeridge Bay. Well now it seems the ABBA (Access to Broad Bench Association) is calling for everyone to get involved.
The bylaw is under review in a couple of months, So now is the perfect opportunity to pressure the Ministry of Defence to take action. ABBA is asking that the Ministry of Defence take our case, listed below, seriously:
-Kimmeridge Bay regularly produces some of the best surf in the UK.
-Surfing and windsurfing are extremely popular in this area.
-The area in question on the western side of Kimmeridge Bay is a very small proportion of the Sea Danger Area and lies at the edge of it.
-The times and dates during which access is allowed are insufficient and not relevant to seasonal patterns of swell.
-ABBA does not want or expect the firing to be reduced and fully understands the requirement for live firing exercises. But we do think that firing could be slightly modified to allow us access to this internationally significant wave at all times.
For more information on how you can help ABBA, check out the website at www.broadbench.co.uk