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July 20, 2015

A Surprise Surf Day.

My daughter had an inset day recently, so my husband and I decided to take the day off work, enjoy the sunshine and go for our first surfing day of the year!

We headed off to Coney Beach in Porthcawl, which has a brilliant beach for surfing, and the added bonus of some great fish and chip shops for hungry tummies afterwards.

We struggled and wriggled into our wet suits, and we were soon ready to run and dive into the cooling sea. There were no usual moans and groans of it being too cold, as it was a refreshing relief from the heat of the day. We had a steady 3 foot swell and, with a little push from me, my daughter caught the best waves and stood up on ther board for the first time!

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She felt so happy and, yes, I was slightly envious but very proud of my little water baby.

After surfing for a few hours, we ditched the boards high up on the beach and spent the rest of the afternoon splashing around and playing in the shallows, duck-diving headlong into cool waves.

It was lovely for us all to be outside together, and we’d almost forgotten how great it was to enjoy a bit of sunshine. Of course, after we finished playing on the beach, we headed down to our favourite chip shop for a cone of freshly-cooked chips and a carton of curry for dipping.

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The perfect way to end a wonderful day!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

6 thoughts on “A Surprise Surf Day.

  1. It’s so nice to see a post from you again. It seems an age.
    No wonder you were so proud of her, standing on her board for the first time. That’s quite an achievement. She must have been thrilled to have done it. Are both you and her dad experienced surfers? Let’s hope there’s still some nice weather to come so she can give it another go while the school holidays are on. Though if you’re going to get wet I don’t suppose a little rain makes a difference.
    xxx Sending Massive Hugs to you all xxx

    1. kim says:

      Hi David,
      Yes it has been a while, been busy with work so found it very hard to fit other things in, but a rest is good and has given me some new ideas.
      I only started surfing through work, I had never done it before so I think i’m very lucky to able to share it with my family now.
      Yes we could do with a bit more sunshine as it is the Summer holidays!
      Take care,
      Kim

  2. Sounds like a perfect day, and it’s often the last minute, spontaneous ones that are the best 🙂 #countrykids
    PS. Love the new blog look!

    1. kim says:

      Hi, thank you. I think that was the magic of the day. Not planned at all and worked out really well.
      Isn’t it difficult chosing a new blog design, I’m glad you like it!

  3. Tinuke says:

    What a big achievement! Sounds like a perfect day too

    1. kim says:

      Thank you, I was a very proud Mum that day!

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