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  1. A multi-million pound wave garden has recently been given the go ahead in the Conwy Valley.

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  2. A few people have come up to me recently and said they've heard there's snow on the way in October. I wouldn't rule it out as anything is possible in Wales! But don't panic and stock up on food, milk and bread just yet, there's no sign of a cold snap on the horizon. The first frosts of...

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  3. For years now, water companies have been using combined sewer overflow (CSO's) pipes to discharge untreated sewage into the sea during periods of heavy rain and flooding to relieve pressure on the Victorian sewage system we all still rely on. BBC Panorama highlighted the issue of CSO's around ...

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  4. Spring was in the air yesterday with sunshine and above average temperatures for some. Trawsgoed and Pembrey both reached 11 Celsius, 52 Fahrenheit. Mind you at Lake Vyrnwy in Powys it was cooler, only 5 Celsius there, with cloud and mist. Last night the temperature at Capel Curig in Snowdoni...

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  5. This weekend saw back to back surfing competitions being held at Rest Bay, Porthcawl as the Elusive Welsh Open and Tsunami Cup went ahead in big surf. Surfers from all over Wales descended on Porthcawl for the the Elusive Welsh Open contest on Saturday which was held in solid 4-6 foot + high...

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  6. A lot of our weather this winter has come from the Arctic and Scandinavia hence the snow and ice but this week it's back to normal. It was a cold start this morning with some frost and icy patches but the weather pattern is now on the change. The jet stream is going to move north towards ...

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  7. 9am Friday morning update: There are no waves showing for South Wales yet but fingers crossed that the swell is with us by this afternoon. The outer wave buoys are all picking it up now with the swell ranging between 3-5 metres off Southern Ireland. However, with the swell comes strengthenin...

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  8. Nice story on BBC News Online by Tom Singleton about how surfing lessons are helping local autistic kids on Gower.

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  9. It's a tough life being a sponsored professional surfer - travelling to exotic locations to compete in surf contests but someone has to do it. The Sri Lanka 'Champion of Champions' surf contest was recently held in perfect three to four foot surf; attracting over fifty contestants from around the globe. This year, the women's final was an all Welsh affair, closely contested between the Swansea duo - Beth Mason and Gwen Spurlock. Women's winner - Beth Mason. Image by Jason Feast: Beth Mason (Swansea) eventually took first place with a 0.77 lead, leaving Gwen Spurlock (Swansea) - the current leader of the women's UK Pro Tour to scoop up a very close second place. Jo Dennison (Pembroke) came in a credible third place, ahead of Raine Jackson (Australia). Well done to all three surfers. It's an exciting time for women's surfing in Wales currently and these girls are proving that they have what it takes compete at the highest level. Gull

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  10. Well, not bad a weekend weather-wise for many of us in the end? The odd shower but enough sun to keep us all happy, even if those NE winds were a bit on the chilly side! A quick update on the Welsh National Surfing Championships which took place on Saturday 1 May at Freshwater West beach in West Wales. Waves at the start of the contest in Middle Bay: Sadly, I was unable to attend the contest this year but apparently it all went smoothly with the heats being finished off in one day. The contest area: Half of the contest was completed in 2-3ft surf. The remaining heats will take place at a later date this year. Apparently, there are a number of competitors away currently, so it was felt it would fairer to hold the other heats once everyone is back in Wales. Trophy time for the juniors: Here are the winners from the weekend: U12 - Max Payne, U14 - Jack Davies, U16 - Dave Williams, U18 - Tom Good, U18 - Longboard Connor Griffiths, U18 - Girls Olivia Jones and Masters - Greg Owen. As usual a great effort from the Welsh Surfing Federation, Christian Surfers and assorted volunteers who give up their free time every year to make this event happen.Gull

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