First Sea swim of the year ?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by not-bono-ever, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

  3. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Teatastic

    got out the wrong side of yer hammock ? :D
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  4. Phuket.

    Leaving this morning though :(
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  5. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Me and my family had our first sea swim of the year on NYD in Wales. Barry Island! Lots of fun and much warmer than my usual lido temperature recently.
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  6. hegley

    hegley new and improved 2.3

    Just been for a swim off the Fife coast - bracing! Feeling flippin' euphoric now I've got home, had a shower and got into some dry clothes. :cool:
  7. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Teatastic

    Sea temperature is 5.9 °C.

    No wetsuit ?

  8. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    I hope to be SUP in a week or two. I haven't been in the sea for ages. Last time was last year at Playa de los Meurtos. The water is beautifully clear.
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  9. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Teatastic

    It seems the sea temperature at my preferred retirement location (Brest area) is currently 11.7°C - which would be OK in the summer - I've been in at a degree or two higher, but I'll be over 60, so will be getting myself a wetsuit for this time of year.
  10. hegley

    hegley new and improved 2.3

    I'd never have got in above the knees without a wetsuit! Now I feel like a wuss.
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  11. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    its very good for you.....I thought about doing the polar bear challenge and failed. I've been in the sea right through the winter but in a 5mm wetsuit with hood gloves and boots :D
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  12. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Back in today... Isle of Wight. Gorgeous. Found some nice locals through the outdoor swimming society to go with.
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  13. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Teatastic

    I've been watching a bunch in wetsuits going in on a daily basis at Douarnenez "aquagym" I think.
    Then someone turned up and went in without one - seems to have survived.



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  14. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    It's 10 degrees. That's really quite warm. Perfectly doable without a wetsuit and much nicer.
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  15. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Teatastic

    Nice to at least exit the water to sunshine though ...
    Coldest I've been in was 13 or 14 in high summer.
  16. hegley

    hegley new and improved 2.3

    Most of the Fife wild swimmers seem to go in sans wetsuit. I'm still not brave enough for that - haven't tried a night swim yet either. Baby steps! Definitely a convert though and swimming as much as the tides/work/shortish days are allowing at the moment.
  17. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    I keep looking at the sea and thinking, soon :hmm:
  18. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    Where about a in Fife do you go?
  19. hegley

    hegley new and improved 2.3

    Burntisland. FWS seem to go Aberdour or St Andrews most often.
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  20. hegley

    hegley new and improved 2.3

    Out again today - tried a 2/3mm wetsuit this time, didn't really notice the difference once I got swimming. Been really choppy up here for the last couple of swims which is a bit frustrating - I'm a weak enough swimmer as it is without choppiness interfering with my stroke!
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