My second surf of the year was Newgale, Pembrokeshire. It was the second session in the Mentro21 project.
Molly and I headed for a cloudy Newgale where the 1 foot surf was suffering from a messy onshore wind.
Molly was keeping an eye on the changing conditions and also a watchful eye on our VW van.
A sudden change to a north westerly wind was cold but also produced offshore wind conditions that were resulting in some nice blue lines.
The dogs were loving it on the beach, and Molly our French Bulldog was joined by Sadie the Spaniel and Rocky the Bichon Frise.
At points we had the beach to ourselves.
There were literally thousands of little beetles washed up on the strand-line. I have no idea what these are or where they came from. I wonder if a swarm of them was blown out to sea? Maybe in the unusual winds we had recently that brought all that Saharan dust to the UK?
It was incredibly sunny, but that north east wind was punishing. The dogs decided to steal some human warmth.
Sadie acting innocence, keeping it calm, keeping it casual.
I got an hour in the water, making the most of the hollow waves formed by the wind. There was a strong rip current out to sea, which combined with the offshore wind was quite hazardous. It was important to know where you were and check you weren’t drifting out to sea. The water was ok, but the changing out of a wet wetsuit in a wind blow car park was chilling. So we retired to the Duke of Edinburgh for some liquid refreshment.
Even Molly had half a Guinness and black.
The wind was still around on Sunday, colder and stronger, so no more surfing and we had another dog walk on the beach.
So two surfs down in my #Mentro21 quest to go surfing twenty one times this year. You can read my first trip Mentro1 here. With May ariving soon there is no excuse to not get in the water more, DimExcuses.