Mikey G, Rob H and myself decided to do a weekend from the forecast. Wind on Saturday, then going offshore Sunday for a surf.
Me (when the clouds came over and the waves dropped to shit)
Rob laughing at somebody going for a swim
Carl hucking one of the top
Not the reason why I was pulled over
Saturday we were all up early and on the water for before 10, as the wind was due to drop early afternoon. I would have got there earlier if it hadn't have been for a local policeman who pulled me over and wrongly accused me of not wearing my seatbelt. I always wear my seatbelt, and no matter what I said to him he didn't believe me. I think he soon realised that it was his word against mine, and if he did give me a ticket I would have contested it, so he probably couldn't be bothered with the paperwork. Anyway, that was obviously the third and final bit of bad luck so it was good to get it out of the way!
Rhosneigr was pretty good fun, not as busy as we thought it would be, and the wind got stronger and stronger as the day went on. It was sunny all day until Mike got the camera out, and then it started to rain. Eventually the waves backed off, so we packed in and headed back to the house. Afternoon, we did a 12 mile cross country route on the bikes through some awesome scenery nearby, riding through rolling hills, sleepy villages and past a couple of waterfalls.
Sunday, Rob and myself went to Hells Mouth for a SUP. The waves were tiny, probably waist high on the very biggest and knee high on the rest, but good to be out in the water and it was pretty sunny, too. Amazingly I counted over 50 surfers in the water, and with only a few peaks working it was the busiest I've ever seen it. There must have been a really good forecast doing the rounds somewhere, but it wasn't that good! I paddled down to the cliffs at the Southern end of the beach and then caught a few quieter waves down the bottom end.
Prospects for the week ahead look crap for surfing, but maybe some Easterly winds Monday and Tuesday. Could be pretty marginal, but Ynyslas will be working for some freestyling and will be pretty windy, and that's where I'll be tomorrow night. Llanfairfechan could also be on but will be pretty flat. East Coast looks windy all week, but it'll be onshore. Weekend looks like it could go either way as there's a low pressure moving about out there, but where it goes nobody knows...