Westport Surfing and Seals

Needing to be up and ready 7.15am sharp for surfing, as along with UK Billy, Holland Gin and Welsh Harry, decided to hire boards and check it out. With some going to bed very late because of the football, the start of the surfing was a struggle. Heading out with a company called BASILS SURF they don’t have a lesson on, so the guy comes out with us and does some great surfing.

The waves are occasionally OK and quite hard to get the good ones, as need to paddle out far and it’s hard against the currents. I stay in the water the whole 2 hours enjoying the surf and practicing when I eventually do get on the board.  The best ones are when I paddle out further, so should improve arm strength. And when we are out further see a dolphin and a seal swimming about, which is so cool as not sure that happens much. Does make me think that could be sharks too, but usually when a dolphin is there it keeps sharks away.

So feeling pretty cold by the time we finish, especially when we have to get the wetsuits off. We need to meet the kiwi bus at CAPE FOUNDLAND where there is a nice walk to the seals and do while we wait for everyone to turn up. Nice views of the beach and lots of seals, especially baby seals that look super cute and entertaining.  It takes us awhile to get going and with more people on the bus, I think at one point that me or Welsh Harry will be sitting on the floor as too full. Luckily all is fine for the 5 hours bus ride ahead, as it’s meant to be one of the most scenic along STATE HIGHWAY 6 and so definitely want a seat.

3rd May 2016

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