|Punching out through the dumping waves.|
It was during a weekend aimed at developing the skills of the trip leaders within the club. There was going to be a session of surfing and one of the instructors suggested to bring short boats for the occasion.
|The mob gathers out of the break zone|
I have no short boat but some of the guys who brought one didn't want to use it and I jumped at the opportunity to borrow the one that Dave brought. Most of the other leaders in the water were with their sea kayaks doing exercises on landing and traversing the soup.
|Punching the waves.|
|Playing the soup.|
|If you put a brave face the waves are nicer.|
However being in the short boat I just wanted to ride the waves. It was not a proper surf boat, more like a white water kayak. However at a bit short of 3 meters long it is a lot more manoeuvrable than my 5.3 sea kayak. It also has a flatter hull that makes it easier to carve on the face of the waves.
Mark stayed on the beach and was filming and photographing the session. Thanks Mark for letting me use his fantastic images.
I was with a GoPro attached to my helmet but soon after it touched the water it fogged up and no good images came out of the memory card.