snorkelling near the surf reef in Bournemouth

Surf Reef, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset — 22 August 2008

‘For younger members of the family, snorkelling is a great introduction to underwater sports and can be their first step towards learning to dive’

— British Sub Aqua Club website

Let’s face it; the weather in Britain in 2008 was so wet, we were always going to spend the summer underwater one way or another and a snorkel seemed like the ideal fashion accessory. Boscombe and Bournemouth were particularly rain and windswept. The surf reef was under construction but superfluous to the hardy surfers braving the freezing waters each side of Boscombe Pier.

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girl with snorkel, surf reef, boscombe, bournemouth