Monday, 7 June 2010

Finished Uni! 5 days surfing in Cornwall...

4 years of a Masters in Engineering degree finished, and what better way to celebrate than go for 5 days surfing in sunny Cornwall! Stef and I took the van to Perranporth Wednesday night for an evening surf after stopping off at Boylos shop in Colyton, Devon. It was reasonable size and a pretty hard paddle out, certainly improved my fitness!

We had a meal out and a couple of beers then headed to Gwithian/Godrevy for the evening for an early surf the next day. Over head high offshore force 3-4 perfection! Surfed all day.

Thursday night we headed to Lands End to watch the sunset and have a few Rattler ciders-good stuff! Friday there was no swell so we took the coastal walk to Sennen Cove for the day and chilled out! The beach hardly looks like England, but the water was certainly cold!

Friday night cooking pasta overlooking the sunset and sets rolling in:

Saturday the swell was good again, no wind so really glassy. We met up with our old housemate Mark for a surf, Cornish pastie lunch, another surf then a 'super dooper hot chocolate' from the cafe to finish a perfect day! Finally, a few surfing photos taken on the Thursday evening session. The waves had backed off a bit but still really fun.

Saturday evening we randomly bumped into some friends from Exeter in Co-op carpark of all places! So we had a bbq and some cider and then camped in the vans overlooking Godrevy. Sunday we woke up to hardly any swell and onshore winds, so after a trip around the tiny lanes of St Ives in two massive vans, we finally found a car park and a coffee shop, and had coffee and pastries overlooking the bay before making the journey back to Southampton.

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