Friday 14th to Monday 17th, May
Over the weekend Tomo, Matt and Dave tackled some fun waves at Secrets and Over. For the first time both Matt and Dave managed to hook a lift with one of the speedboats that was out. This meant they finally got to see those stretches of the river we rarely see as they traveled right up to Over in the boats, hopping out occassionaly to attempt a ride. Unfortunately with a small tide, only a few waves were to be had including along The Mile Straight. At Over Tomo joined in too, having driven the van on up. It was a hilarious site watching both Dave and Tomo attempt to jump off the front of a speedboat onto the face of the wave. Neither succeeded and all three eventually came away from the morning with a few bruises and dings after some high powered speed boat racing!!! It was great of the speeders to pick the guys up and give them lifts though.
On Monday am, Tomo, Matt and Dave hooked up with a BBC2 Film crew putting together a segment for their Autumn series of Country Tracks. (Televised on 10th Sept) Dave put on a good display tucking into the shoulder at Secrets for the camera.
Monday 14th to Tuesday 15th, June
Guts showed up on Tuesday morning to deliver Donny's new monster mal! He and Tomo went down to Boatyards where Guts lasted only 200 yards as he got carried away performing tricks!! Tomo rode the wave so far up the other sandbank that he actually ended up surfing prone in 10" of water and just stepped out onto the main bank that runs up the river opposite Newnham!
Up at Secrets Guts got a nice 3 foot shoulder (though it tended to pull bankwards!) and pulled off a few moves for the camera.
Well the end of June heralded the end of the Bores for a few months!
July and August
For a report of the August bores and those that rolled up the river in mid-September check out Liam's report. It sounds like they were pretty small. But with the big Autumn swells powering in on the coasts, hopefully we will see the bore returning to its former majesty following the equinox, in October.
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