Why it’s not a surf club
So much more than a Surf Club – depending on the conditions at the beach, the mornings can often include bellyboarding, body surfing, running, dog walking and even catching up over a strong coffee, as we navigate the beginning of our week in the workshop. Putting a label on 7am-9am every Monday has made following through on meeting each week more achievable, it totally legitimises in our minds the allocation of time to go to the beach and also forces us outside even if we are tempted to lie in, ‘better go…Monday Morning Surf Club!’.
Ideally we would be surfing every time, however any surfer in the UK can appreciate that unfortunately waves aren’t often the offshore, carvable delights we imagine in our heads when driving to spots, so jumping in the sea when conditions are less than ideal with a bellyboard or handplane is always a great way to access those feelings ‘only surfers know’. Sometimes if the waves are really blown out we try to embrace the coastal experience in other ways by running or walking up the rocky trail to the right of the beach and along the cliff path to Chapel Porth, which is always a breathtaking route. If the weather is super bad for even the most hardcore amoung us, we will retreat back to the workshop at the top of the hill, having an early catch up over a coffee is still a pretty nice way to start the day and we are always happy to incorporate it into the official club operations!