Sun, Wind and Waves on the Gower

Autumn is here and with it comes the winter swells and storms delivering wind and waves. The last couple of weeks have been pretty good hitting Saunton in Devon last weekend and today Llangennith on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. Oli and I took the day off work and headed down. We couldnt make our mind up which beach to head to but decided on Llangennith after consulting all the usual websites.

We got lucky – despite a few passing showers (some pretty heavy showers!) it was mostly sunny and solid 7m kite weather. My love affair with the Ozone Reo continues! As the tide was dropping the waves were at their best. We rode hard for just over 3 hours before coming in for some food then headed out again for another couple of hours till our bodies could take no more.

Having had only a handful of 100% strapless surfboard sessions I am at the good stage were there is noticeable improvement every time. A higher success rate on the gybes – though by no means graceful. Tackling some bigger waves and working more on the waveriding element of it all. Good times!

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