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Thousands flock for kite surfing
Martyn Hogg from Llandudno
Martyn Hogg from Llandudno is a leading performer
Thousands of kite surfing fans travelled to north Wales for an extreme sports event at the weekend.

Kite Jam 2005 featured kite surfing, land boarding, and buggying, was held in Llandudno.

The activities are among the most popular extreme sports, and north Wales is said by enthusiasts to be one of the best locations in the UK.

On Saturday and Sunday more than 150 competitors converged on the resort's west and north shores.

Thousands of spectators watched nine hours of spectacular stunts on sand and sea.

Martyn Hogg from Llandudno - currently leading in the British Amateur Kite Surf Championships - will be among those taking part.

The two-day event is being organised by brothers Lukas and Adam Jones, who own Turbulence Extreme Sports in Llandudno Junction.

Lukas said: "There is so much interest in kite sports now and here in north Wales we have ideal conditions.

"Most weekends we have large groups of people who travel from all over the UK because of the superb conditions here."

One of the competitors, Rob Hills from Cambridgeshire, is considered the world champion in kite buggying.

"This has been the best power-kiting event this year," he said. "Llandudno has so much to offer - two beaches and just what we need, loads of wind".

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