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As the days get hotter and hotter, you've got to find a sure-fire way to cool off. Luckily for you, Bridgend has some of the best water activities in the UK! Paddle Surfing to White Water Rafting, you will not be short of ways to cool off in the summer heat (and with this heat wave, you're going to need). Read up on these five great water activities in Bridgend!
Heading Out to the Sea © Visit Wales
The new and growing water sport, Paddle Surfing, is one of the greatest things to hit Porthcawl! Easy to learn and great fun, just imagine yourself paddling along calm waters - splashing your family or simply relaxing. Many different companies throughout Bridgend offer this fun and exciting activity, like the Adventures Activity Centre!
One of the more exciting things to do in Bridgend, coasteering is everything from cliff jumping to scrambling in caves against the amazing backdrop of the Bridgend coast. It's a great activity for anyone, as great activity providers such as Adventures Wales have instructors who know just how slow to take it so that everyone has a good time, no matter how confident you feel!
Sea Kayaking © Visit Wales
For something you're not likely to find many other places, sea kayaking is ideal for those looking for something fun. It's just like surfing... only you're in a kayak. Fun and easy lessons combined with the exhilarating rush of adrenaline as you catch a wave! Many different companies in Bridgend offer this as an alternative to surfing, so you definitely won't miss out!
This exhilarating activity is great for your cooling-off needs. Whether it be the wind in your hair or the ocean spray, you'll be sure to be just cold enough that the sun shining down on you will pair to make the perfect temperature. Ocean Quest, a great local company throughout Bridgend, offers Windsurfing along with a slew of other options. Make sure this is on your "Must-Do" list!
Surfing © Adventure Wales
If Paddle-Surfing and Surf-Kayaking aren't for you, there's always classic surfing to fall back on. And it's a classic for a reason. Surfing is a great activity for kids, families or even stag parties! Beachbreak Surf School is a fun and local school in Porthcawl that offers basic surfing lessons for even the most inexperienced including lessons on land to the first expedition out to sea!
Sounds a great event this, at Newton Beach, (that's the rural beach in Porthcawl near Bridgend, South Wales). Quest Adventures are organising Paddle for Life, a charity event for Save the Children on Saturday 21st August 2010. It's a family fun day consisting of Raft Building, kayaking, surfing, surf life saving and finishing with an awards ceremony in the evening at the High Tide Inn. The ceremony for best dressed raft building team and all sorts of other whacky categories is part of the Blues Brothers Fancy Dress night where the Blues Brothers Band will be playing of course!
For tickets for this evening event please contact Ocean Quest.
Tel: 01656 783310/029 20303545/0870 24 24 886