Category: Surf Ski, Kayaking and Canoeing

Adventures in our canoe, surf ski races and kayak challenges.

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Small Victories

Luscious Lawn It’s only a small victory, but the lawn was looking terrible after the winter (and probably a year or two of relative neglect). I decided to do something about it earlier in the year. Since then I’ve been raking, feeding and weeding it whenever I can. Now, even if I say so myself...

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Summer’s Back

After a week or so of slightly dreary weather, it would appear that summer is back. I’ve got nothing against the ‘dreary’ weather of course. The rain was good for the garden and the wind was good for windsurfing so I’ve been fairly happy. There were some pretty big waves at times too. These waves...

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Paddling along the Coast

With the weather set to change tomorrow I thought it would be a shame not to make the most of the sunshine today with a paddle along the coast. It wasn’t quite as hot as it has been with temperatures around 19ºC but the sun was shining there was a light breeze and everything looked...

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Scorchio Surf Ski

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far according to the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station at 24.8ºC. We broke that today though with 26.7ºC – scorcher! It’s not a record for the month of May in Wales, but it’s not far off. It was such a nice day that I just had...

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A Sunny Bank Holiday

I barely registered that it was Bank Holiday on Monday. It wasn’t until I started doing some work that Anna said ‘it is a Bank Holiday you know’. I took that as notification to stop working as soon as I could and chill for the day instead. I’d already ridden a stage of Our Giro...

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More Fun in the Sun

After a fun little surf ski session on Wednesday, the sun was out once again on Thursday and the waves were a little bigger. There was also a bit of a breeze to add some lumps and bumps to the waves but it was still perfect for a fun surf ski session. I wasn’t out...

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Back on the Water after Lockdown

At the start of Lockdown, I was still going out paddling as there was no official guidance or regulations not to. I was of course playing it safe and staying well within my capabilities so as to reduce the risk of having to call on the emergency services. But a lonely paddle on the sea...

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Up the Dyfi

Making the most of my One Excursion per Day With the Coronavirus lock-down in full effect, we are only allowed one excursion outside to exercise each day. I thought I’d make the most of it today. The weather was forecast to be really nice. I’d already done lots of University work from home on Monday...

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Socially Distanced Intervals in the Sunshine

Today’s Socially Distanced surf ski session in the sunshine consisted of eight 0.25 mile intervals with 0.25 mile recoveries between them. The intervals were pretty tough at times so there was some sweating and dribbling involved but I was miles from anyone else with the whole of Borth Bay to myself so that wasn’t a...