Stinkin’ Wetsuits

Written by stevenba. Posted in Leisure, SUP, surf

Like many surfing dads, I try to encourage my kids to share the stoke.

At the last count, this is how much neoprene I had strewn between my van, my garage and my carefully crafted wetsuit hanger in the garden:

  • 1 x Shortie wetsuit
  • 1 x Full length summer wetsuit
  • 2 x Winter steamers
  • 2 x kids full length summer suits
  • 1 x neoprene vest
  • 3 x rashies
  • 4 x pairs of kids wetsuit boots
  • 3 x pairs adults wetsuit shoes
  • 2 x pair adults wetsuit boots
  • 2 x pairs adults neoprene gloves

WindSurf Plymouth Session 23rd Aug 2014

Written by stevenba. Posted in Leisure, surf, Uncategorized

The WSP club runs on a rota with volunteers running sessions. It was my turn to run the session and safety boat today out of Torpoint Mosquitos Sailing Club.

Everyone was sailing well today with good technique. Conditions were a bit flukey in x-off winds, but Andreas was occasionally planing on a 6.5. The only rescue required today was a non-club windsurfer in trouble who launched from normal spot and had a spot of bother with UJ failure (not pleasant in offshore).

A Rare Respite from the Storms

Written by stevenba. Posted in Leisure

Plymouth Sound

Our Winter weather seems to have developed a pattern of severe storms followed by a day of squally showers, followed by a ridge of high pressure induced sunshine drawing the hordes to the beaches and the parks in the optimistic hope that the worst of the damaging weather is finally over.

Today was one of those fleeting visits of sunshine and calm conditions.

These pictures were shot on my Nokia Lumia phone whilst taking a family walk in Mt Edgecumbe Country Park in Cornwall.