You can take the boy out of Wales… Surfing France 2013

French Beach Break

I just realised that I hadn’t posted these photos or video.  Back in July we decided at DimExcuses that we would take our van and boards and go and surf some french beaches in the sun for a change.  Taking the ferry across to Brittany, we headed for the Cote de Sauvage.  And what a beach and break we found!

Matt catches a sweet one

With the sun shining, we went in with bodyboards and Mini Mal.  We had an epic morning session just wearing boardshorts.

Surf France

After a break to shelter from the midday sun, we went back in on the incoming tide.

DimExcusesSurf France

The waves were a lovely size and the french surfers were really showing us how it was done.


I had got my short sleeve summer suit on at this time because the water was reasonably cool.


It was a lovely change to be in the warm European water.


There was a great shape to the waves too.


The riders on the SUPs and longboard were able to take the waves really early.


They still left a few waves for me.


There were some really great lefty breaks, which was brilliant for me as a goofy footer facing the wave (balls to the wall).


What a fantastic sunny time, but all things must come to an end, and we had to load the van up and come home to Wales.


Here is a short video slideshow of the whole trip.  Music by Incubus ‘Wish You Were Here’.  Definitely coming back next year, DimExcuses.

My best photo from the Summer

Rhossili Streamzoo – This is my best photo from the Summer.  It is Rhossili Bay taken from the bottom of the steps.  Worms Head is in the background.  It was taken on a Friday evening in July 2012.  It was taken on the same evening as the opening ceremony of the Olympics, which is interesting because footage of the Bay taken earlier in the month was used in the film at the start of the ceremony itself.