Thanks to Dave Jones for these superb surfing images and look forward to seeing more from his surf travels. If you are looking for decent surf shots of yourself and you are based in the Swansea/ Gower region then Dave is your man.
From September onwards it is time to pack your bags and visit the South West coast of Portugal. We run Live Surf Travel breaks and long weekends for intermediate and upwards surfers.
On Friday the 4th of August a small ground swell pushed on to Gower, part of the welsh surfing coastline. There to greet these perfect waves were the wave hungry junior surfing academy armed with their INT wave riding vehicles. Parents/guardians and spectators stood on the becah and cheered the surfers on. Yeeehhhaaaaa !
All pictures are the personal property of Fluidshotz.com and Chris Vaughan.
Chris is as passionate about his photography as his surfing and aspires to be one of Wales' most exciting photographers.Chris is a surf coach for GSD surf school and a crewman on the Mumbles Lifeboat. Be sure to check out his site at www.fluidshotz.com
3rd of August at Caswell beach, Gower. A group of young people from all over the Uk hit the Welsh surf. The surf was perfect, with offshore winds and sun shining the group rode these perfect small waves with style. GSD welcomes them all to the surfing family.
On it's day Crab Island is a wave hard to beat, and today it was magic for a golden hour Tom Fisher and myself surfed big lumps by ourselves. This was the best crab day since December 17th 2005, tom kicked off the session on a macker of a wave close to triple overhead.
He paddled hard, got held in the lip and got 'marmalised' he disappeared for 20 minutes after a 200 meter drag underwater and getting pinned in amongst the nasty sharp rocks that make Crab so special.
Fair play he paddled back out and caught loads of bombs in the next hour or so, the swell dropped as the tide got lower and a few guys ventured out one of whom got nailed in the 'nightmare' section and looked like death when he got back to the line up, the only reason he paddled back out was to find out the safest way to get in.
Plenty of sets and loads of current made for non stop paddling for two hours but it was worth it, all out there had fantastic waves and look forward to the next magical Crab day hopefully we do not have to wait for two years.
p.s I had to laugh as we reached the car park a pro photographer was heading to the beach to take shots! I just wish I had a digital water proof camera this morning as they would have made front covers of most surfing magazines.
Here are just a few of Richards surf shots, how good would it be to have your logo on his boards! Well now here is your chance, he needs a sponsor for the forthcoming years to help him compete on the BPSA and travel the world surfing radical waves.
These cool campers are now available from the guys at www.surfseekers.co.uk the M.D has surfed for 30 plus years and travelled extensively in various types of surfer vehicles and came up with these beauties.
At the Eisteddfod Swansea 2006 our Welsh speaking surfing coaches held a Picture contest. Fun was had by all including some as young as three years old. Local Welsh artist Rhys Mason was on hand to pick the top pictures and they have been selected for our surf blog.
Four of the artists will be recieve a phone call over the next week to claim their free surf day at Caswell with us.
Thank you to all the young people that entered and had fun at the Eisteddfod
GSD surfing staff are available for events and exhibitions around the UK. If you would like us to visit your show please contact us. We offer a surfing lesson, surf contests and offer great prizes. We have worked on stands including the Welsh Tourist Board and Welsh Assembly.