Well here goes, in for a penny in for a pound.
Name's Phil, I'm from Derby, right in the middle of England, and I don't surf, so that's a good start
We've been to Newquay the last 3 summers, my boy who's now 12, had a couple of lessons at the surf school just up the hill from Fistral the first time and enjoyed it, got up on the board quite well, last year went out a few days and smashed it on the last day at Perranporth, catching nearly every wave on the Friday afternoon. This year he was out every day for a week, 5 hours at a time, couldn't get him out of the water.
So that's it, fish boy spurned from a bloke who's barely dipped his toe in the ripples at Cleethorpes, and it looks like we're into the surf scene now.
I must admit I love watching you guys, and I love the whole Newquay/surf bus laid back scene. I also enjoy taking photo's, so I'm having a good time wading up to my freezing nads taking picci's.
I had a look around at a few web sites to see if there was anywhere nearer and found Cayton Bay which looked a good spot so we headed over for a long weekend a couple of weeks ago and the sea was as flat as I've ever seen it. I kept an eye open, on this site in particular as it seemed to have the most detail about the size of the swells etc. so armed with the info of 6-8 ft waves last weekend and headed out again. What a difference a couple of weeks make. saturday was about right for my lad, he can't (or won't) paddle out to the breaks yet, so 4' is about right for him, as he catches them just after breaking and likes riding them all the way into shore.
I'm getting some good pics and we've finally found something that gets him off the x-box, so happy days all round.
'cept for the mrs. sat shivering on the beach on her own, but never mind, you can't please everyone all the time.
Nice to meet y'all, and it looks like I'll be checking in here regularly from now on.
I wish I knew what the frigg' you're all on about tho'