The last day of August always signals the end of the Summer season - for this Beach Bum anyway. I'm hoping we'll get a fair few days yet where the surf and sun will up and out and fool us into thinking Autumn's more than a whisper away. But the rain fell hard tonight bringing in a chill and I threw a crumpled fleece across my shoulders to sit with Sea Nymph over dinner. We've had some fine times on the beach and in the water over the last few weeks. I'll let the photos do the talking...
My mate Simon grabs the gold at the Masters National Surf Lifesaving Championships at Tolcarne Beach in Newquay last week. This bloke's made Saffron buns with David Hasselhoff in Hawaii.
We had an Olympic Bronze medalist try her hand at surf swimming. She needed rescuing.
One of the IRB's providing water cover had their engine cut out in thundering surf and needed rescuing too.
I guess this girl from Woolacombe SLSC will want to buy this picture. I really need a waterproof casing or a proper zoom lens.
Our ladies' Surfboat teams took on a seriously scary sea...
...and came back smiling.
Seven heroes of the surf paddle rescue boards 35 miles from St. Ives to Newquay in just under nine hours to raise much needed funds. (Please feel free to donate.)