Catching Waves

My new surfboard is proving it’s worth. I was half expecting there to be no surf for ages having treated myself to a new board, but that hasn’t been the case. I’ve therefore managed to get out on it a couple of time already. The first time was a little short-lived as I snapped my leash after a few waves. This morning’s session was better though. With a new leash as well as a new board it was all systems go.

The conditions were good too. 3-4 foot surf with no wind and they were shaping up nicely on the sandbank here at Ynyslas too. Obviously, it takes a bit of time to get used to new kit but it seems to be doing what I wanted. More waves, straight to my feet on all of them and it turns well too. I’m a little rusty and nowhere near as flexible and skilled as I used to be but I had some fun waves and some rides.

The problem now will be deciding which days to take my surfboard out and which days to take my surf ski! Hopefully Morgan will start coming out with me and I’ll take the board a little more. I think he would have been keen today if it weren’t for the fact that I went out at 8:30am and if he hadn’t been in Liverpool!

The forecast looks a little better for windsurfing this week though so that might be it for the surfing for a while. We’ll have to see what the wind brings. The rivers are fairly high at the moment too, so tomorrow it’ll be white-water kayaking. That’s the plan anyway.

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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