First of all a big Thanks to everyone who came to see us over the Summer and took part in our activities, we hope you had a blast as we certainly did!
It only seems fair that after working hard all Summer the team (Scotty & Carl) had chance for a bit of R&R? So the plan was put into place (By Tommo) first of all a civilized meal out followed by a quick climb up Mt Snowdon and then Two days at Surf Snowdonia with the FCS boys and Surf Photographer G what could possibly go wrong?
After a hearty meal of Steak and a few bottles of plonk we managed about Two hours sleep on a sofa somewhere on the way to Wales before we set off to find this big Mountain, the three of us had seen better days! I had a severe limp and Scotties knees are not know for their reliability but luckily our leader had all the equipment and motivation to make this happen……Yes!
So we arrived to drizzle and a thickening mist, but not to worry we had faith in our leader, he had indeed brought some walking boots and er some walking boots, never mind the drizzle was not too bad and off we went!
We did however have plenty of nutrition, 1 bottle of water, a packet of wine gums and 3 mars bars I had acquired from the surf school!
Skip forward 5hrs and yes we had not only scaled this huge hill but returned in one piece! The view at the top could only be described as limited, but the camaraderie was something beautiful!
Back at basecamp lessons were learned for next time
- Take waterproofs
- Take Food
- Check weather
- Do NOT take expensive phones which get wet and ruined! (2 IPhones lost their lives on this trip!)
So onwards to Surf Snowdonia to play! We were certainly spoiled by the FCS crew, boards and fins to play with and a wave which never closes out!
We even got to share a small wooden POD together which was quite frankly rather disturbing but I guess that’s what team building is all about?!!
Tommo putting the Firewire Omni through its paces..
Scotty getting loose on the Lib Tech
Carl loving the lefts on the Firewire Evo