Blowing off the cobwebs at Borthwen

The morning after the day before...
...and a dramatic view of Rhoscolyn Beacon in storm force winds. Volunteers manning the watch tower on the hill above, confirmed the wind speed as high as 57 knots, (actually just inside the F11, Violent Storm category), though the average wind speed was more like F9.
The previous day had been slightly less severe with an average wind speed at the very top of F6, (26 knots) and prolonged periods that felt much more like a good F7.
Hoping for a bit of surf we spent several hours paddling out of Borthwen...
...into the much bigger conditions outside the bay...
...and enjoying the swells which were something like 2.5 to 3m in height.
Brian making a run back into the bay, impressive conditions behind...
...just as Tim sneaks out along the southern edge, dwarfed by the breakers ahead.
Outside the confines of Borthwen...
...while Chris surfs back into the bay.
Waves breaking on Ynys Traws send spume and spray some 30ft high as Tim heads in.
Brian waiting for a set to roll through.
Tim pulling hard to catch the fast moving swell...
...by which time Chris and I are knackered!
An awesome bit of paddling which the photos really do not do justice, either in capturing the scale and huge drops down steep faced swells, or the massive power of surging walls of water down which we surfed: utterly superb.

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Taran Tyla said…
Bloody Hell, Thats pretty hardcore!
Will Herman said…
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