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BeachPeople is an Ocean Sports Club for adults based along Dorset's sandy south coast.

 
Phil added 3 photos to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page yesterday

This afternoon out on the water reminded me of quite what a crap surfer I am but also that going out with a larger board when the waves are 7 seconds apart is gonna be hard work.

That said - hanging out on the beach after in the sun was lovely.

The water is still beautiful- if we get a 12s...
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Phil added 5 photos to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 4 days ago

Well this is BeachPeople so you're gonna get beach photos - wanna fight about it?

Today was officially declared by The Queen as being the most perfect October beach day ever and they are going to make a gold coin or a fish soup to commemorate it, called either Bournemouth Bullion or Bouillon (I...
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What's the water like today Phil?

Well, my young lad, the water was the same temperature as the air today (15.5C) as I paddled out to the gentle green waves off the west side of Bournemouth Pier.

I had spotted the swell earlier but by the time I got home, ate, fannied about a bit, packed the board in...
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Phil added 2 photos to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 1 week ago

October is turning into a gentle month - easy winds and flat waters and plenty of sunny afternoons.

The prom is busy but mostly locals who know its a cycle path too and work with the bikes rather than walking six abreast like they're about to burst into a rendition of "The Hills Are Alive".

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Phil added 2 photos to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 3 weeks ago

Sandank's water was impressively lumpy yesterday so I thought I'd take my surf board for a drive.

Along the whole coast from there to Southbourne there were only three surfers in the water who weren't part of a dense cluster around the west side of of Bournemouth pier head, five or six guys at a...
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Phil added 4 photos to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 3 weeks ago

Sandanks yesterday had an impressive art installation on it as part of thre 2020 Arts By The Sea. Its bedsheets primarily which weren't faring well against recent high winds but it's defintely worth checking out

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Phil added a photo to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 1 month ago

PYC harbour was in the lee of a 20mph breeze so it was the perfect place to hang out tonight

PYC harbour was in the lee of a 20mph breeze so it was the perfect place to hang out tonight
Phil added a photo to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 1 month ago

This old boat just aint going gently towards the dying of the light

This old boat just aint going gently towards the dying of the light
Phil added 3 photos to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 1 month ago

God what a perfect day today was.

After the usual wade I lay in the shallows by North Haven for half an hour with my head on my tow buoy (had be careful not to type 'toy boy' there) with hundreds of tiny fish nibbling at me - it must be spawning season for some harbour dwellers.

Home and showered...
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Phil added a photo to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 1 month ago

Poole Harbour today was flat as an out of tune lasagna.

The sun still has power in it so, despite the occasional cloud, it was warm on my back for the entire 90 minute wade – so lovely in fact that I forgot to fin, I just had the best time zoned-out listening to music and wondering how much longer I...
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Poole Harbour today was flat as an out of tune lasagna.The sun still has power in it so, despite the occasional cloud, it was warm on my back for the entire 90 minute wade – so lovely in fact that I forgot to fin, I just had the best time zoned-out listening to music and wondering how much longer I get to do this. I’m 52 you know.[Perhaps overly-] seasoned yachters were coming in off the water around six just gobsmacked by how calm and peaceful it was – we all just drifted around and at times I was probably the fastest engine-free person out there. It was absolutely idyllic tonight, as the photo would clearly show had it been taken by anyone else.It did occur to me that to encourage others to discover the Joy of Wading, a medium sized remote-control floating bar might do the trick – if your beer is moving gently away from you at 1mph across the harbour then you’re damn well gonna follow it. Bit of music, a few lights.. it’s hard to see what laws I’d be breaking but I am sure they will write new ones just for me.We have more good weather next week tho let’s not put any money on it as we are on the brink of what I tactfully refer to as the godawfully shit season when the skies go grey, the water goes cold and I go to Gatwick..
Phil added a photo to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 1 month ago

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Where tech meets the ocean.. Magic Seaweed have teamed up with the smart watch company Weret to produce a watch aimed at surfers (I wasn't aware they could tell the time but okay..), boarders and sailors.

They have three 'Themes' - wave, wind and weather - you tell the watch where your...
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https://weret.com/Where tech meets the ocean.. Magic Seaweed have teamed up with the smart watch company Weret to produce a watch aimed at surfers (I wasn't aware they could tell the time but okay..), boarders and sailors.They have three 'Themes' - wave, wind and weather - you tell the watch where your favourite surf spot is and it keeps you posted on the conditions.Totally unnecessary and absolutely awesome

Am just back from the water – Kite Beach to be precise as it was sunny and flat calm – perfect wade/fin/SUP/Kayak weather.

This time I started from EDYC and headed straight to Salterns where a hell of a lot of red mossy type seaweed has spread over the bottom since my last visit (nitrates in the...
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traveltriangle.com/blog/beach-or-mountains/

Here's interesting..

"A study carried out in [by the] University of Virginia has revealed that [an individual's inclination toward] being an extrovert or an introvert does [may] have an association with the geographical location of their [individual]...
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Happy Papa Day!

"..It was the third of September,
A day I'll always remember"

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As a cry for help tonight in facing another UK winter I decided to commit myself to Death By Puttanesca.

Figures don't go high enough to measure just how much Tagliatelle fell into the void that is/was my stomach/soul.

I will probably die now; yet...
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Phil added 2 photos to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 2 months ago

You may remember that huge fire around Canford Cliffs back in July 20th - the huts are still awaiting the completion of a full investigation by CSI Bournemouth.

At the moment they are completely stumped at what could possibly have started a fire in a tider-dry wooden box that stores towels,...
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Phil added 4 photos to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 2 months ago

If you go down to the prom today you’re in for a big surprise – it is beautiful out there – no wind, blue skies, few tourists and the shed people can’t shout at you as its September so you can ride anytime you want.

My ‘ride’ became a series of pub inspections – I didn’t stop for a drink I just...
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Phil added a photo to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 2 months ago

www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18682421.heavy-rain…

Bournemouth Echo were quite happy to use my picture but unwilling to credit the club

So I'll upload it to the club first as then it gets a watermark on it

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18682421.heavy-rain-causes-disruption-way/Bournemouth Echo were quite happy to use my picture but unwilling to credit the clubSo I'll upload it to the club first as then it gets a watermark on it
Phil added 6 photos to Stream Photos album in Club Blog page 2 months ago

A few shots of the sea conditions as the 'warm storm' hits - its actuallly really pleasant to be out in the winds in just a thin cotton frock and sandals but I am getting some odd looks.

The shots are in order - Bournemouth Pier West side, Boscombe car park, Boscombe Pier West side, Boscombe Pier...
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New webcams added for Bognor (East and West) and Weymouth - beachpeople.club/index.php/info/webcams

Phil Comparing the static screenshots to the live views on global webcams is revealing. Take this camera overlooking Times Square NYC - the low resolution static image is that of a thriving metropolis - then you click on the live feed and its 8:30am on a late August workday and there's one guy on the bench. 2 months ago
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