North West Sea Kayakers - End of Season Meet

The North West Sea Kayakers (NWSK) End of Season Meet (EoSM), and another weekend on Anglesey...
...once again a rather blustery affair...
...if sunnier than is usual for the EoSM.
Leaving Borthwen after trolleying the kayaks from tent to beach, less than two minutes paddling saw us straight into the lumpy and confused seas.
Chris here, about to leave the relative shelter of the bay for something completely different.
I took no photo's between Rhoscolyn Head and Penrhyn Mawr but once out of the more chaotic and sizeable clapotis off the head, we enjoyed the rolling seas making a fast crossing to the cliffs beyond Porth Dafarch. We had intended to complete the circumnav' of Holy Island, but arriving late at Penrhyn Mawr, at the very end of the flood stream, I knew we would be battling to get around the stacks against the ebb and if conditions so far were anything to go by, surfing up the race at North Stack was an unlikely proposition.
Back within the outer reaches of Porth Dafarch...
...where Chris and I took some shots from the cliffs...
...before we turned to head back towards Rhoscolyn...
...this time close in to enjoy some superb rock hopping...
Timing was critical on many sections: I had passed this obstacle moments earlier, running a long narrow channel, the sides of which were well above head height, now completely buried by the waves.
Moving on, the skerries north west of Trearddur Bay provided entertainment as we surfed the surging waves through narrow channels...
...picking intricate routes amongst the rocks...
...and above reefs on which the larger swells broke heavily.
Passing through the white arch before rounding Rhoscolyn Head once more, the conditions had eased...
...to give an idyllic end to an exciting day.

Comments

Taran Tyla said…
End Of Season Meet??? Sea Kayakers Don't Have Seasons.
Bring on the ice ;D
John Bunyan said…
Were you too hungover to join Kev's circumnavigation trip then?... his shots of Penrhyn Mawr from a distance looked impressive.
Will Herman said…
Hi John - We'd planned to join them but everyone disappeared earlier than expected...We could have gone through Penrhyn Mawr - the outer race was huge but the inner race and chicken run were manageable - but being late it would have meant going round the stacks against the ebb, on SPs and with a sizeable swell, so we decided to enjoy the rock hopping instead!
Cheers
Will