A great run of swell…..and the coming of Spring!

What a fun and surf filled week we’ve had here in Cornwall. With a combination of sunshine, plenty of swell and some very welcome offshore breezes every break around the coast has been lighting up with some magical waves for everyone.

Whilst we’ve been busy over the last few days with our paintbrushes to hand, giving the downstairs of the Phoenix which is going to be used as our new O’Neill Base Camp a little bit of a refreshed look, we’ve not been able to resist the temptation of the ocean – especially as we can see the breakers rolling in as we’re painting.

With the finishing touches being made today on the paintwork, we’re looking forward to a sun and surf filled weekend at Watergate. So, here’s what’s going on here at Watergate Bay this weekend. Come and join us for some fun!

Friday 23rd March – Curry night and live music at the Phoenix. The curry is excellent and the live music even more so – we’re looking forward to rocking out to Weazeldust and October, two great local acts.

Saturday 24th March at Watergate Bay is Farmers Market Day. With lots of fresh spring produce and some culinary delights it’s always good to stop by. There’s more info about Saturdays market here: http://www.fifteencornwall.co.uk/farmersmarkets.htm

Sunday 25th March spells the official start of British Summer time – which means some extra light in the evenings for even more surfing! It’ll be nice for many of the local kids to get some time to surf after school – It’s a long winter when the nights draw in.

If you can’t make it down to Watergate bay this weekend, you can still get some valuable beach time in on a beach near you. On the 24th and 25th March it’s the Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean :

Spring time sadly reveals the true severity of the marine litter issue. After a long winter of storms, before local council beach cleaning operations begin for the summer season, the accumulation of litter can often seem at its worst. The amount of marine litter found on UK beaches has almost doubled in the last fifteen years, with a shocking 1,969 litter items found on every kilometre of coastline. Typical examples of marine litter include rubbish from beach users, sewage-related debris, waste from commercial shipping, nets and fish boxes from fishing vessels and medical waste.

So, why not visit the website and see what’s happening at a beach near you!

We’ve got surf lesson running all weekend too with Ashleigh and our newest coach Chris, so if you fancy a splash give us a shout on 01841 520052. With session running at 9.30 and 1.30 daily meeting at the downstairs of the Phoenix next to the Gone Feral Surf Shop. You’ve got the perfect opportunity to spend a whole day out at the beach ….. No excuses for being bored this weekend…..