Yep, the weather has let us down again. But this isn’t anything new in the UK. If you’re waiting for bright blue skies and scorching sun, you could be waiting a while. So stop moping about and get yourself down to the beach. Here are 5 reasons why you should be in the sea when it rains:
1. You’re gonna get wet anyway!
Billy Connolly says, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, there’s only the wrong clothes”. And the perfect clothes for wet weather? A wetsuit. Unfortunately, you’re gonna look a right numpty walking the streets of your local town in a wetsuit (unless you’re also carrying a surf board) so our advice would be to get in the sea.
2. The beach will be empty
Us Brits are a hardy bunch, but even we draw the line at sunbathing in the rain. So you won’t have to zig zag through the maze of windbreaks or dodge frisbies to get down to the water. Parking will be a dream too, lots of spaces, right at the front!
3. The wind drops when it rains
It’s true, unless Hurricane Bertha has made an unwelcome return, a nice downpour is usually accompanied by a drop in wind – which also means the waves clean up. We’re not sure why, but ask our friends over at Hotswell, they’re the experts.
4. There’s nothing else to do
What are you gonna do, stay at home on the X-Box? If you’re on holiday, the wet weather options are even more dire… museum anyone? No, get yourself booked into a surf lesson and get properly wet.
5. It’s like the final scene in Point Break
You know the one, Patrick Swayze stood on Bells Beach staring out at huge waves rolling in. “Just Waiting for my set, braa”. It’s hardcore. So if you wanna feel hardcore too, stop being a wuss and suit up!
Image Credit, Surfing in the rain: Nick Ventura