South Wales white water trip

Last weekend saw our club running its annual South Wales trip. Basing ourselves in Cardiff Bay enabled nearly 40 of our members to enjoy a great weekend putting into action the skills developed on flat water over the summer period.

On Friday, a small group took to the River Taff for a great paddle with the Rain Gods on our side. A really good paddles was had on nice levels (with guidance from friends from Cardiff Canoe Club). In the evening, more adventurous members took on Cardiff White Water Centre at 10 cumecs – its highest level.

Saturday the group travelled to Rest Bay for breakfast at the cafe followed by a spot of surfing. The waves were a perfect level for beginners and experts alike, and everyone’s skills developed massively over the day.

Sunday saw everyone at Cardiff White Water Centre, with the flow increasing through the day from 4 to 8 cumecs. Newer members benefitted from informal coaching from more experienced paddlers.

Everyone who attended had a great time and it was nice to have so many people come on the trip.