DUCK RACE!

Haverfordwest Brownies with Marty DUCK fundraising for Girl Guiding Pembrokeshire
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Girl Guiding Pembrokeshire held a Duck Race this morning at Riverside, Haverfordwest.

Well attended – Marty DUCK was a crowd pleaser – and it was delightful to see lots of beaming faces cheering on their ducks!

It was our first experience of a Duck Race…. NOW I get it…. (I wondered who on earth raced ducks and could only imagine time trials and training schedules!) We’d like another one SOON, please…. great fun.

AND THE WINNER IS…

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West Wales Walks – Whitesands

Whitesands, Pembrokeshire

A Winter Wonder – Porth Mawr (Big harbour) – Whitesands.

The award-winning Blue Flag surfing beach at Whitesands is one of the most famous in Wales and, by Pembrokeshire standards, can get quite busy in the summer. There are seasonal car park charges and it can often be popular enough to use the two overflow parking fields.

Being so close to the tiny city of St. David’s and renowned for the fabulous surf, Whitesands is a favoured destination of beach-lovers from all over the world. With a cafe, toilets and a lifeguard, this stunning location is loved by families, walkers and serious watersports enthusiasts alike.

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Pembrokeshire Surfing

natural surfing stance demonstrated by Reg Goddard in Surfing Pembrokeshire

This great book by Reg Goddard is a must for anybody interested in Pembrokeshire’s surf culture. 

Chapter 1 – The Early Years

It feels strange looking back after all these years on how the surfing scene in Pembrokeshire came about.

In our little corner of Wales we had no surf films to watch; just the odd news bulletin about some surfers riding the ‘Cribbar’* or such like, but slowly and surely it was evolving. My early memories of Pembrokeshire surfing are as such.

I can always remember being drawn to the sea and had my first surf on those ply wood belly boards that were in use in those very early days of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

I remember seeing two surfers walking down Newgale beach and thinking I’d like to try that. They had Malibu surfboards under their arms – the first I’d seen.

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