Event - Extreme Sailing & Harbour Festival
Location - Cardiff Bay
Date - 22-25 August 2014
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Extreme sailing returns to Cardiff Bay as part
of the annual Harbour Festival.
The confines of the bay provide a natural viewing platform for the
public to watch the sporting entertainment unfold. With the
boats hitting high speeds, crashes, capsizes and near misses are
all common place and add to the excitement of the day.
Back on dry land, the annual Cardiff Bay Harbour Festival will be
in full swing. The Cardiff Bay beach will be open as will the ever
popular continental market. There'll also be plenty of live
music and fun and games for all the family.
Take a look at the video to see what happened at
last year's event.
Take a look at this great video from our friends at www.bridgendbites.com
As part of their Perfect Day campaign, they've put together a
little compilation of all the things you can get up to in Bridgend,
Porthcawl and the surrounding area.
Whether it's playing a round on the famous fairways of Royal
Porthcawl, catching a wave or two at Rest Bay, a genteel afternoon
tea , a walk through some of the biggest sand dunes in Europe or a
bit of retail therapy, there's plenty of options.
Take a look at the rest of the Perfect Day videos here
Let us know what makes your Perfect Day.
At the western edge of the seaside town of Porthcawl lies
Rest Bay. A huge expanse of sand, (at least it is when the
tide is out) the bay has been a popular draw for visitors for
As well as people eager to relax on the golden sands, it is also
something of a centre for sporting excellence.
Overlooking Rest Bay is the Royal Porthcawl Club. Generally
regarded as one of best (and toughest!) links courses in the
country. Even the best pros can struggle hear as the wind
blows in off the Atlantic Ocean. It has held some prestigious
competitions in the past and in 2014 it is due to host the
Seniors British Open.
The same Atlantic winds which make Royal Porthcawl so tough for
golfers are welcomed by Rest Bay's other sportspeople - the surfers. The waves here are
considered some of the best in the country and different parts of
the beach are suitable for both novices and more experienced
surfers. If you are new to the sport, then look out for the
several local surf schools who can give you a
few lessons. They'll have you standing up in no time.
This weekend will see hundreds of people descend on the bay and
the nearby town of Porthcawl, as it holds the annual water sports
and music festival, Splashup
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Porthcawl gets set for action with the return of the
Splashup. From 25-27 October the town celebrates its status
as Wales' premier watersports town with a series of events,
demonstrations and live music.
There'll be all sorts of activities taking place including a Beach
Flag cotest, free watersports taster sessions and the fantastic
night surfing competition.
Check out the video to see what happened last year and to give you
a taste for what you can expect this time around.
For more information on the event go to the website or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.
Event - ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup
Location - Cardiff International White Water,
Date - 17 - 20 June 2013 (Practice
21 - 23 June 2013 (Competition)
Following on from the success of last year's competition, the Canoe
Slalom World Cup returns to the Cardiff
International White Water Centre again this
This top class competition sees the world's best canoeists go head
to head over the ferocious rapids and will test the very best as
they tackle a testing course of obstacles and gates.
Organised by International Canoe Federation, the Cardiff event is one of
several rounds as part of the World Cup Series with other events
taking part in Germany, Spain and Slovenia.
Tickets for the event are available from the
official website and if you find yourself inspired to give it a go you
can find out more about the venue at the Cardiff International
White Water website.
And just to whet you're appetite take a look at the 2012 promo
video - 2013 promises to be just as exciting.