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October 12, 2014

Surf’s Up!

As we’ve had such a wonderfully long summer this year, we decided to celebrate by fitting in one last surfing day, last week, at a local beach.

My daughter has done a lot of body boarding, and she was desperate to give surfing a go. Off we went to Coney Beach in Porthcawl, which is a lovely, wave-cut, sandy beach, and is a great place for surfing. All along the classic seafront walk, there are stalls selling fish and chips, and there’s a fairground offering traditional rides.

We weren’t the only ones who had the idea to surf that day, as the weather and wave conditions we perfect. When we arrived, my husband counted about 50-plus surfers already in the sea, making the most of the glorious waves.

After some quick instruction on the sand, my daughter was off and racing towards the sea. The waves were huge and, as we made our way into the surf, I watched her closely, shouting helpful encouragement and giving her board a push to get her going.


The conditions were brilliant, which made it easy for learning and catching waves. She had lots of falling into the water off the board, but each time she went under the waves, she soon bounced up again, laughed and ran back into the surf for another go. I always admire her tenacious spirit, and lack of fear when trying new and exciting things.


We spent hours in the water, and even when it started getting chilly, my daughter begged to stay in for “one more go”. It was only when we mentioned the prospect of a few rides in the fairground, and a bag of chips, that she agreed to call it a day.

We wandered through the fairground going from ride to ride. We finished the day by sitting on the beach eating a cone of crispy, fresh, hot chips.


It was great to just put it together at the last minute, as it turned out to be an amazing day, and we’d loved every minute of it.

It’s just a guess, but I know what might be on my daughters Christmas list, this year!



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16 thoughts on “Surf’s Up!

  1. I wonder where she gets her tenacious and adventurous spirit from? It’s great that you all had such a good say and that conditions were nigh on perfect even if it was a bit nippy out there.Did any of you save me a chip?
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx

    1. kim says:

      Hi David,
      Well thank you, my Dad says she’s just like me! I was so surprised how warm it was, I think we got the last weekend of good weather.
      If you were with us you would be very welcome to share a cone of chips with us! They were delicious!
      Take care,

  2. What a fabulous day out! I love your daughter’s spirit, she gives everything her all, doesn’t she. And, ending the day with chips on the beach, perfect πŸ™‚

    1. kim says:

      Hi, thank you. She loves being outdoors, we’re very lucky that she loves being out in any weather.
      The chips were very yummy! A must after being on the beach.

  3. Would love to go for a surf after seeing your pictures, especially whilst the sea is still warm! Looks like a lot of fun. Hope FC’s sleigh is up to delivering items of a certain shape…!!

    1. kim says:

      Hi, it was such a great day and when we do it with the children in work they always love surfing.
      It would mean alot of wrapping paper I think!

  4. Coombe Mill says:

    Looks like a fabulous time, it’s great that she’s got out there and tried her hand at surfing. My lot are out surfing as much as they can be. Those chips look well deserved and a perfect way to warm you up after a cold afternoon in the sea. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

    1. kim says:

      Hi, we did have a wonderful time. She really had so much fun and loved every minute.
      Its a must having chips on the beach, especially after being in the water!
      Glad to be able to link up to CountryKids!

  5. TheBoyandMe says:

    She’s like a pro, love how confident she is and so eager to try out these different activities. Proud of her!

    1. kim says:

      Its an activity we can do together next year I hope! Her confidence and want of trying new things is something I am so proud of.

  6. Kierna says:

    Looks like loads of fun & a great way to round off your summer. Thanks for supporting the OPP.

    1. kim says:

      Hi, we had such an amazing day and I think we’ll be going surfing alot more next year!

  7. Wow, what a fantastic adventure. She looks like a natural πŸ™‚

    1. kim says:

      Thank you, she loved surfing. I think we will be spending lots of time in the water next summer.

    1. kim says:

      Thank you, such a lovely day at the beach and great to try new things.

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