Bongos and braces at Bamburgh

The forecast was for surf - around 1m or 3ft of it coupled with some strongish offshore winds that I hoped would hold up the waves - which is basically what happened. With a fairly constant wind hovering at F5/6 and some stronger gusts, it was often difficult to accelerate quickly enough to catch the waves forming from a gentle swell further out - the result being caught in a veil of spray with rainbows forming to either side...
The images here were taken in the first few minutes before paddling south beneath the castle in search of better, and what turned out to be some significantly bigger waves.
Having paddled less this year, it was an interesting exercise in technique revealing more than a few flaws, but great fun nonetheless.
Above, Chris catches a face full...
...and then a lovely wave close in.
Running across another wave typical of the day.
A short afternoon then, but filled with the intensity that even smaller surf provides along with more than its share of bongos and braces beyond the beautiful sands of Bamburgh.

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Allison Simpson said…
Was this yesterday (Sunday) We were further down the Northumberland Coast the wind was a wee bit too strong for me (just a petite 5ft lady ) but my little avocet LV was good fun for the 1 hour I lasted.
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Will Herman said…
Hi Allison - yes it was yesterday - it was certainly strong at times - beautiful watching the spray off the waves and great fun though...
Cheers
Will