The Welsh Bodyboard Club exists to promote grass roots bodyboarding in Wales, to be a voice for Welsh bodyboarding around the world, and to organise events to help strengthen the core of the sport in our country. Cymru (and Bodyboarding) am byth!
We held our first “Monthly Meet” of 2021 a couple of weeks back and boy did it feel good. Members old an new were served absolutely stunning weather along with clean waves providing everyone with beaming smiles.
Club member Kelly ‘Pez’ Nicholls made the drive with her crew form Essex and wrote this small round up of their time in Wales.
Hello! Pez here to tell my story of the monthly WBC meet we attended. So we found out mega late on the Saturday that we could actually make it over to Wales to join in the meet. Leaving from Essex myself, my partner and my 2 friends jumped in the vans and headed down the M25/M4 for what felt like a supreme amount of hours. I'd been riding mountain bikes all day for my sons birthday, in the unexpected blistering sun! We arrived super early hours of the morning to our destination.
Previous to the meet I had arranged to sort out a pair of fins for one of my friends in which had only been bodyboarding once before, in whitewater and no fins. So lucky for us my van is pretty noticeable and over comes the club to say a hello and offer the fins for my friend. Hoobloodyraa! They even fitted her!
We had a lovely chat with some of the members of the club and spoke about little local spots for us whilst we were on out holiday there (I know, such tourists!) and some photos were taken.
Later that day, us girls decided we were awake, fed and watered enough to actually get out there. I ended up becoming a bit of a tow rig helping my 2 friends get out back a few times, and teaching them some basics.
Thanks to the WBC for being a ridiculously friendly bunch and kitting my friend out we all had a really good afternoon! We're definitely looking forward to being able to make the drive for another monthly meet and hopefully even an event soon!
And I do believe you will have 3 new members by the end of the month too!!
Thank you for having us Essex mob turn up and lower the tone of your meet! And see you all soon. Keep on sponging!!
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In May we finally managed to run our first event of 2021, and boy did it feel good!!! We were blessed with clean waves and scorching sunshine bringing smiles to everyones face. The turnout was great and included long term members and new. We really couldn’t have asked for any more.
The meets will go on throughout the summer months along with our other events. It’s been so good to shake the lockdown blues off! ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like there’s going to be some small waves about for our first monthly meet of the year this Sunday.
Due to the tide times and to make the most of the swell we have decided to meet for 8am at Rest Bay with the intention of getting in the water pretty much straight away. After a surf we’ll hang around for a coffee and a much needed catch up and should imagine be hanging around till about 11am.