I haven’t gone surfing for quite a while but Magic Seaweed was always my go-to site for conditions to see if St Andrews had anything surfable. Magic Seaweed was taken over and shutdown recently but there is another site called SurfReports.com that looks useful for global surf conditions. One day I’ll get my 7′ 4″ Pro Liberty board out and ride it!
Well, with Winter? having gone finally, I went for my first trip to the beach with my surfboard. Despite the fact that
Magicseaweed.com (MW no longer exists, try surf-reports.com instead) said it wasn’t going to be much happening I headed over to St Andrews with my mate Colin. I was just happy to get into the water and float about, it really wasn’t as cold as I thought it would have been, although I was wearing a wetsuit.
Yep, there’s not much in the way of waves there!
It was fun anyway, now Colin is looking to get a board too so we’ll hopefully do some surf trips this Summer.
One of the r-a-d things about surfing in the UK? No sharks, box jellyfish, coral reefs, (did I say sharks?), or other nastiness! ok, it might be cold but I’d rather have that I think! This reminds me of something I wrote whilst in Australia one time:
Mmm, that’s funny too, all the hoohaa about ‘blogging’, well, I blogged that trip in Australia back in 1998, wow, I’m like SO old school at this kind of thing! You can check out the whole of My Australian Tour Diary to find out more, it’s basically about a month and a half’s worth of entries, and in true blogging style I got bored and it kind of stops at the end! Well, that and it was hard to get round to writing entries. Ah the joys of blogging!