Seven intrepid surfers met in Weymouth at 6am for the final
summer fling of 2011 to Putsborough.
Buddy, Big Z and Damo
all travelled in style and comfort in Buddy’s surfvan, while
Dobbie provided his Weyline Taxi services to Toby "Beardy"
Willcocks, Gazza "Seabed Inspector" Elkington and the
legendary Sir Steve Williams...4 persons, 3 kayaks, 1
bodyboard, all the kit and egos in Dobbie’s 1979 Austin
Unfortunately the club’s surf guru Kenneth Baillie had a
hair appointment so was unable to attend and Chris Fryer was
having a sunbed session and waxing.
Breakfast was scoffed at Barnstable Maccy Dee's and the
group were first in the car park and felt water on their
boats by 0900hrs.
Dobbie and Elks played in the foamy ripples whilst Steve
Williams flirted with death in the near 4-5 foot clean,
green Kahunas that were coming in, in pure sets and perfect
for riding parallel with the beach.
For the first hour the IOPCC members were the ONLY persons
in the water and along the shoreline.
The conditions were superb, clean green swell waves, with an
offshore wind which was peeling the wave lip back and
holding it all the way in.
With the sun out and the skies completely blue and cloud
free, it was almost as though the Surf Gods had smiled on
our intrepid group of wavehunters for the final time this
Lunch was taken and Dobbie’s car departed to head for
Bridport for rolling lessons, while Buddy, Big Z and Damo
spent the next 2-3 hours catching a larger selection of
waves as the conditions just got better and bigger.
At 1:30pm it was a matter of "Just one more and then we'll
go".....at 3:30 the three of us were still there....just
proving how good the days surf was.
As the sun dropped our group retired and returned east with
a tear in their eye and the sun dropping behind them....
Good bye summer sun...see you next Spring...
A fitting trip to end a superb surfing summer.......2011 saw
countless surf day trips away and three Surfing weekends
based in North Cornwall.....One of which will go down in
IOPCC history as the
"Hedonistic" weekend, which saw us surfing as the sun
dropped......many good times were had, much of gods falling
down water was quaffed and this caused tales of surf around
the campfire (or in Gary Elkington’s palace sized awning) to
grow into Hawaii sized spectacular wave stories!
On a personal note I’d like to say thanks all the surfers,
or swimmers (you know who you are!) that I have had the
pleasure to catch waves with this summer.....
Here’s looking forward to summer 2012....
But more importantly...here’s looking forward to the Winter
swell trips that are arriving shortly....
My wave Dude ?!!!,.......
|Buddy practising for
the Putsborough Morris Dancers
||Mark paddling out
||Toby seemingly in
|Grant looking good
|Gary checking silt