Under the midday sun

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

Top: The coolest place to be on the hottest day of the year Below: With a wave generated every six seconds, there’s plenty for everyone 

The country has been enjoying some glorious weather of late with week upon week of sunshine and settled weather.

Left: A group of beginners heading in for their first taste of surfing Right: More Baywatch than Bristol…The Wave lifeguards keeping everyone safe 

Top: “Lifes better in board shorts” Ollie Calcutt loving the feeling of surfing without a wetsuit. A rare treat for Welsh surfers Below: Nigel Calcutt crouching in the curl of a tropical peeler  ALL PICS BY GUTS

The beaches have been packed with people swimming and paddle boarding. Unfortunately though for surfers, the great weather usually means calm seas and we have certainly had that. In fact, there has hardly been a ripple to ride on for weeks So after a month of this and with a serious heatwave forecast, it was time to head to the only place to cool off and ride some waves, the Wavegarden in Bristol. Here’s a few highlights from a fun day.

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