Sunday, 7 December 2008

Walney Island - 15th November 2008

First day of the NWSK end of season meet based at the Duddon Sands Hostel & Ship Inn, Kirkby-in-Furness. Sunny, with a F4 Westerly.

Launched from just N of the road bridge on to Walney Island, on a slipway on the island side. Paddled N up the channel stopping for a bit to eat on the N tip of Walney Island before venturing out round on to the more exposed side. Tide was running quite fast when we launched again creating small standing waves just off our lunch spot.

Fairly bumpy conditions rounding the N tip, then paddled S just outside the surf zone. Landed on a small sandy beach near to where the cars were parked (end of W Shore Road) and then prepared for a surfing session (i.e. put helmet on!). Wave height may be up to 3ft. Quite a few rocks just under the surface and these came out of the water as the tide went out.

Quick roll at end of day. Must have been on the water about 4 hours. Accompanied by about 8 other NWSKer's.

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