Although we haven't seen quite as much sun as last week here in South Wales the rain has held off for the most part so river levels are still fairly low on both the River Mellte and River Sychryd, meaning all of our river based activities, including Gorge Walking and Canyoning will be running.
With the current river levels you need to be aware of the plunge pool depts for all of the jumps along the river taking extra care to check the depth and for any objects before every jump. Full safety equipment is always required whenever you enter the river or take part in our activities, so helmets, buoyancy aids, wetsuits will all be required.
Whilst this is no heavy rain currently forecast this can change very quickly, so make sure you keep a close eye on the forecast and rainfall levels in the mountain areas. Heavy rain in the 12 hours or so before your activity can have a massive effect of the river levels.
Coasteering activities will not be running this weekend. The swell along the South Wales coast is set to be around 5ft and there will be a fairly strong onshore breeze too. This will make the conditions too hazardous for us to be running the events along the coast. Instead, we'll be taking any groups we have up into the Brecon Beacons for some Canyoning. This gives you all of the adrenaline that Coasteering brings but is unaffected by the coastal conditions and less likely to be affected by wind.
This weekend looks to be providing some good conditions for surfing pretty much along the entire South Wales coast. They'll be a decent swell, around 5ft and although they'll be a strong wind, heading to one of our more sheltered bays, such as Caswell Bay in Swansea or Rest Bay in Porthcawl should provide you with enough protection to make the session enjoyable.
It's going to be overcast but reasonably warm this weekend but don't let that fool you. You'll still need some thermal protection such as a good quality wetsuit as the sea temperatures are much lower than the air temperatures.
This weekend is an absolutely crazy weekend here in South Wales as the UEFA Champions League final comes to Cardiff. We're not letting the biggest event in world domestic football stop us though and we'll be taking our usual mix of Stag Do's and Hen Parties up into the Brecons for a day of tough but enjoyable outdoor, river based activities.
Once they're finished they'll be heading out in Cardiff or Swansea to continue their weekend of celebrations. On Sunday we've also got a beach day running, conditions permitting, for another Stag Do - they'll be fully refreshed by the end of it, if not at the start of it.