At the same time as the lifeguards of Porthmawr SLSC were dragging members of the public from the sea at Whitesands, Pembrokeshire’s primo surf beach of Freshwater West was receiving regular visits from small groups of surfers based further east in Gower, Porthcawl and the Cardiff area, so west Wales’ surfing heritage is long, even if it is relatively unsung.
其中一个地区的冲浪先锋是保罗·米奇，在六十年代之前在六十年代制作了基本的委员会之前。“我想我是这里的第一个;我记得唯一的两个本地冲浪者是Bob Rodgers和Reg Loddard，“他说。鲍勃仍然是冲浪，并在彭布洛克郡冲浪的早期自我发表了一个小而有趣的数量（来自所有良好的当地冲浪商店5英镑）。
“然后人们开始来自加德夫。但彭布洛克郡没有年轻人 - 没有工作。“在这里，保罗击败了为什么西威尔士州的冲浪场景一直相对较低的关键。
“”彭布洛克郡没有年轻人 - 没有工作。“西威尔士州海浪场景的一个原因一直相对较低......”
“在二十岁时，人们有很大的短缺，所以我想这就是为什么冲浪从未在初期在这里起飞，假日行业也不像今天那样。”There’s still a relative shortage of young people in the area, despite the less than tantalising offer of poorly paid seasonal work in the burgeoning holiday industry, and when the howling winds, driving rains and long, dark nights of winter draw in, many of those employed in seasonal work head off to warm waves or snow, which means when the waves are at their best the ‘crowds’ are at their smallest (also aided by the fact that the less hardcore don’t always want to paddle out when it’s cold and/or big).