Published On: July 11th, 2016Categories: Sea and Surf, TripsTags: , , ,

The Gower weekend trip 2016

The annual Gloucester kayak trip to the Gower was full of thrills and spills, (more spills for some than others!!!).  A great barbecue and some hair-raising wave action!  It was definitely a weekend of two halves with very choppy waters on the Saturday quelling to much gentler ones on Sunday.

Kayak surfing
Kayak surfing


Cath, Mike, Brian, Rob, Tim and myself took on the waves in the morning with some surf kayaking.  In some cases (particularly mine) this was playing in white water, falling in, and not doing a great deal of surfing.  Ian and Mike later showed how it was done carving through the water to get straight to the wave action and surf straight back in.  Andy won the award for the most commitment to the cause surf kayaking for a good 6 hours, whilst Poady wins the award for the least amount of kayaking done.

Saturday afternoon the very brave took on the might of the waves with a kayak trip from Port Eynon to Caswell with John and his friend joining Cath, Tom, Mike and Brian for the adventure.  History was made when Tom the veteran kayaker went for a swim and Brian got a chance to test out his rescue skills!

Most of the group camped on Friday night at Kennexstone and the evenings entertainment was provided by Ian, Yvonne and family.  We all watched the epic assembly of the caravan awning, but boy were we grateful for it on Saturday night!


On Sunday the waters had calmed significantly and Mike, Brian, John, Rob, Tim, Cath and myself took a trip from Port Eynon towards Llangennith and back.  We lunched on the water and my construction of a sandwich one handed was a source of much amusement.  The other team Chris, Ian, Andy, Mike, Poady and families did some fantastic surfing at Llangennith.

We all returned to Gloucester with smiles on our faces and a few new muscles!

Kayak surfing