TOP: A CLASSIC SHOT OF GUTS, MID CUTBACK ON A DREAMY WAVE AT THE SANDREEF, TAKEN FROM IN FRONT OF THE BRASSERIE BY THE KING OF THE LANGLAND SURF PAPARAZZI PAUL GILL ABOVE: ON FIRST INSPECTION THIS LOOKS LIKE A PICTURE OF MY VAN PARKED UP AT THE SLIP ROAD AT LANGLAND WITH ONE OF MY FAVOURITE WAVES BREAKING WAY OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BAY…BUT IF YOU LOOK A LITTLE CLOSER, YOU’LL SEE MARK DE BOER LLOYD TOOK THE TIME TO WAIT UNTIL I CAUGHT A BOMB SO HE COULD INCLUDE ME TOO. NOW THAT’S DEDICATION TO YOUR CRAFT
2020 was by anyone’s reckoning a pretty shitty affair.
The pandemic that had plagued the whole world and the lockdown restrictions that came with it had kept us all worried and frustrated in equal measure since early March.
So, it was no surprise that we couldn’t wait to see the back of 2020 and look forward to better times in ‘21.
But just as we were warming up for a socially distanced end of year celebration, the surf gods sent Welsh surfers a very welcome parting gift.
The 28th of December will go down in the history books as one of the best days of surf in living memory. A day where all the variables came together to produce a day of classic overhead surf with sunshine and offshore winds.
Here are a few perspectives of that glorious day at the bay.
MAIN PIC: THIS AWESOME SHOT SHOWS A VERY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE OF THE SANDREEF. BATHED IN GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN FROM LANGLAND POINT BY ASHLEIGH DALLING PICS RIGHT, ALL BY GUTS, TOP: SURF CHECK MIDDLE: BYLATE AFTERNOON, THE SKIES HAD TURNED FROM GLORIOUS BLUE TO STEEL GREY BUT THE SANDREEF WAS STILL LOOKING PICTURE PERFECT BOTTOM: FROM FIRST LIGHT YOU COULD TELL IT WAS GOING TO BE A PRETTY SPECIAL DAY AT THE BAY