Day one complete, not bad day, sunshine between the showers. A nice bit of swell and lots of wind.
So another sunny day, so I'm not suffering too much!
Massively supported today by my first pacemaker - Bertie - who came in with me [no wetsuit !!] after a 10km run! What a legend. Remember you can pledge/share or join me in the water. Everyone at Crowdfunder has promised to come in for at least one day in March! Except Graeme, who's been hoping for a return for the 'beast from the east' - what a git!
Sunny once again. I’m sure it won’t last!
Onshore wind, small messy waves.
I was ably abetted today by Crowdfunder’s Emily and Michelle - both surfing.and Bertie and Alex both no wetsuits and swimming only - brave!
Thanks for the continued support.
End of the sunshine. Rain and Cornish mizzle. Winds turned SE and offshore, small waves. On my own today but I heard there were plenty of Crowdfunder participants in swimsuits earlier in the day - shout out to Anna who joined in and Emily who lost the wetsuit today. What a hardy bunch.
No surfable waves. Winds onshore/northerly. So quick swim today. Thanks for Max for support and camera work.
Windy, chunky, not much fun. Quick swim around the island. Sun was shining but pretty cold northerly.
Rewarded with 14 degrees, a break in the wind which went offshore and light. Waves 1-2ft but clean, got a few, slaloming through the hundreds of young farmers.
Looked like Summer, light offshore wind 2ft waves and packed with surfing farmers. Sneaked in and out in the sun, between the wind, rain and hail. On to week two...
Bigger sets, but bad timings on tides - too high. Caught a few on the inside. Arms now hurting less!!
Rainy, grey and gloomy - but...as big as it can get in the bay without closing out (so as good as it gets - which for Cornwall is average. But hey ho, it's March. Can't complain. I missed the best bit of the day (actually doing some pesky work) and missed most of the good waves. It was too high, by the time I got in.
The photo was well after I got out.
Barreling waves on super low tide. Vey sunny. Got a few big drops and a few more pastings. About as good as the bay ever gets! No complaints. Just need to have more talent.
Too big, too windy - 35mph. No fun. But good team bonding with Crowdfunder’s hard core, Emily and Anna. Max joined us too - he looked cold but pretended not to be, in front of the girls.
Small and clean, wind has dropped but surprisingly less fun than it should have been.
Very spring-like and sunny, so quite pleasant. Small, sloppy waves with onshore winds. Apologies for the rude signs in the sand. Welcome to Newquay!
Not sure where this one went? Small hangover - thanks Dene, Matt and Jim.
Sunny and small catchable waves and a little less wind made it bearable.
2degrees this morning, but super sunny day. Caught a couple of minnows. Graeme, Emily, Max, Michelle and Anna all in the sea today. Might not be together much longer...surfing from home for a while?!
Managed to sneak in for some small clean waves. Kept 1m from others in the line up. A moment of calm in the Corvid -19 crisis.
Only place to hide for a few minutes away from the meltdown. Small clean waves. Will they police a beach curfew next?
Gray, rainy, cold and windy. No fun here. No waves, Onshore winds (northerly) . So short swim. First day when absolutely no one else was in the water.
On my own again in the crappy waves. Is it the weather or the self isolation? Rubbish waves and onshore wind.
High tide, flat, cold easterlies but a beautiful sunset coming. Swam around the island. No one else in again.
picture from great western off the web cam. Had to rush off without taking today’s shot.
Nicest day yet. Sunshine, high tide and light winds. No waves so once round the island. Photo before the tide was in!!
Left it very late. High tide, sunshine (again) and quick swim out to the back of the Island...but met by a large harbour Seal. So some company at last.
Now in lockdown for last week of challenge, glad Boris is allowing me out for one daily bit of exercise.
Troubled by the number of people out, but I was > 4m away from anyone else. I went far right of this group. Nice waves.
I think surfing will be stopped soon.
Actually the best day yet, very short and isolated surf way to the right of the pack.
Warm, clean, nice waves - caught a few.
On the advice of the authorities, there is no driving for exercise and surging england have urged people not to go.
so stayed in all day. The right thing to do.
I will make it up at a future date!
or fill a paddling pool...