MUMBLES ROWING CLUB BLOG POST 2015

Caswell turns into surf boat spectacular

PHOTO CREDITS: ANNICK WILKS.

ROW ROW ROW!!!
I CAN’T, YOUR WIFE HAS LANDED IN MY LAP!!
— Steve C & Hil Will.

What was meant to be a balmy days row round to Caswell turned into a right old rowing adventure that literally knocked Mandy off her seat!  After a mistimed landing led to the first boat being filled with water, we vowed to be more careful with the timing on exiting the beach.  The boats were set up for a surf boat launch and we held them waist height in the water and waited for the lull.  The first boat set off and the still water instantly transformed into big wave water, Nat in bow took two waves in the back and then a monster wave built in front of the coxs eyes, it built and built and the first boat just made it over the lip, the crew looked straight over to the second boat and to the sight of impact; Hilary 15ft up in the air at bow, Mandy off her seatin two, then Steve C off his seat at stern as the Boat crashed down over the wave, a mighty crash.  The next quarter of an hour was spent bailing out just beyond the surf.  Eventually the boats cut a channel between the rough waves on the mixen sands and the lighthouse rocks back to the safety of the bay.  The spark of adventure has been ignited!