Posts Tagged ‘beach’

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

French Road Trip

Written by stevenba. Posted in Leisure, Stand Up Paddle Board, SUP, surf, Travel


Leaving behind the rain of England to catch the Plymouth to Roscoff ferry was followed by some difficult driving conditions with heavy traffic and difficult weather for several hours of the 550 mile drive South to the sun and surf blessed Landes region of South West France.

The first stop was Mimizan Plage where we greeted by temperatures in the high 20s and chest high surf. After a quick surf and play in the shore break with the kids, went to Bar Le Surf for some late lunch, a place I have been frequenting since 1992!