Conditions were looking good – with a predicted swell of 2-3 feet and calm winds presumed to peak over the weekend, the boot campers were in high spirits for what would surely be an epic weekend of surfing.
Saturday morning saw the day start off with small semi-clean waves on offer and with the eternal surfers optimism the gang headed for the Boot Camp favourite Watergate Bay in hope of a larger wave.
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The session went well with everyone making the most of what was on offer, these first sessions are always good for blowing away the cobwebs and to get to know each surfer’s level and individual aspirations.
Once back at base and following a leisurely lunch it was down to the serious matter of some video/image analysis to review the morning’s session. Coach Adam who assisted on the weekend commented: “Using visual playback as a method for coaching is such a great tool for any surfer to really see what’s going on.”
For the afternoon session, thoughts turned to Crantock Bay, just a few miles south of Newquay, in the hope that the predicted swell would arrive and the high tide bank would work its magic.
Day two of the Boot Camp saw a marked increase to the much-anticipated swell. With waves around the 3ft range and light winds hopes were high for the day’s surf sessions.
With each of the campers being at different levels the session’s goals were set and the plan made to surf at Fistral Beach. With long period waits between sets and the swell still to settle in everyone was focusing on what suited their ability. The indifferent swell saw the group have mixed experiences with the morning session and after some awesome paddle outs it was time for lunch.
As the afternoon wore on, some further analysis of the morning session was in order before hitting the waves once again. Conditions looked to be a mid to high tide with 3ft+ waves. Perfect for working on the finer parts of a manoeuvre or just kicking back and enjoying being in the still warm water on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Great improvements all around and real sense of stoke and achievement by the end of the weekend. Well done guys, see you in summer!
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