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Llangennith / Rhossili

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Wales > Llangennith / Rhossili

Date Taken: 25th May 2009. 20776 page views since 13th February 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
1.5ft 8s 259.02° 0.9ft 10s   9
mph
Brief Showers 58°f
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titchyboybach Jul 26, 2011 Rating: 0

Ok was out on the water all last week with Pete and firstly what a nice guy! He was using a paddle board as he hasn't regained all the strength back in his arm but he is well on the road to recovery. Also went up to the shop and he told us about the accident and he said if he had died what a way to go lol doing something he loved! Anyway guys and gals he's back. Pete if your reading this mate your a top man, I'm the guy who was talking to you every morning and came in and bought a rip curl winter suit (was down there in a caravan from 16/07/11 - 24/07/11) Hopefully we will be back down very soon as it's such a beautiful place. All the best Kristian

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karlbar2k Jun 20, 2011 Rating: 0

I have been told on good authority that Pete is much better and is now surfing again (not just paddle boarding) but that he wears a helmet now to keep his ears warm :D Surfing is a dangerous sport like many others (especially where Pete and James tend to surf) but helmets do seem to get overlooked. Can't wait to get to Gennith on a good day and pop in to see him in the shop or better still in the water.

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titchyboybach Jun 5, 2011 Rating: 0

Don't actually know Pete personally but i seen him paddle boarding when i was surfing llangenith this morning! i spoke to him and he looked fit and healthy! I just came across this whilst looking through gower pics. He sounds like a Legend :-)

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titchyboybach Jul 26, 2011 Rating: 0

Ok was out on the water all last week with Pete and firstly what a nice guy! He was using a paddle board as he hasn't regained all the strength back in his arm but he is well on the road to recovery. Also went up to the shop and he told us about the accident and he said if he had died what a way to go lol doing something he loved! Anyway guys and gals he's back. Pete if your reading this mate your a top man. I'm the guy who was talking to you every morning and came in and bought a rip curl winter suit (was down there in a caravan from 16/07/11 - 24/07/11) Hopefully we will be back down very soon as it's such a beautiful place. All the best Kristian.

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OwainChilton Feb 22, 2011 Rating: 3

Hey Pete. I hope you are reading these messages. I heard about your accident from Robbie Exall. I hope you are doing well and getting better every day. I'm not surfing as much as I should, but I'm still windsurfing a lot and think about you whenever I get to do some wave sailing out here in Northern California. You are still my inspiration to get in the water as much as I can. Cheers from San Francisco - Owain (Chilly) Chilton.

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Joskin mewn y fferm Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 2

ive heard he's comfy and at home mending now, thankfully.

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Ryan007 Feb 21, 2011 Rating: 3

Does anyone have any updates on Pete's recovery? I have been searching the news sites but haven't been able to find anything. Hope he's doing good!

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surfing silverback Feb 22, 2011 Rating: 5

Hello again and off we go with the surfline early morning report. This is Pete Jones your small wave/on the nose/off the lip/in the tube/big wave surf reporter on location at Llangennith beach South Wales. at the time of issue 8 oclock on tuesday 22 Mar, good news guys Pete is recovering well and is already looking forward to getting back in the water as soon as he's allowed.

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Mark Wise Feb 19, 2011 Rating: 2

Get well soon, our thoughts are with you and your family.

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Francois Bouwer Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 3

I don't know about PJ but I have a board that was shaped in britain with the initials JP on it... I don't know who this guy is but I do how him all the best.

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Joeleballs Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 4

Jp is not the same guy... same area though. Jp boards rip!

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The Antidote Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 2

A gentleman of the water. Get well soon.

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Harv Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 2

thats good 'tache

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Fly Ed Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Hey PJ sorry to hear you are ill and hope you get well again soon. It seems so long since those days in the early 80's when you first tried a windsurfer!!! Love to all.

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MART SA Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 3

get well soon,bud youre an inspiration to us all

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Portpipe Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 1

get well soon Pete.

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Citysurfboy Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 2

A friend was in the water with his son the other day and said he's making a recovery and is a lot better than he was.. Awesome news. Not a nicer bloke you could meet with time for everyone.. Get well soon Pete from sunny Scotland.

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Goodfish Feb 18, 2011 Rating: 3

I was at Swansea Uni about 10 years ago...PJ was always around the Gower like a little Welsh leprechaun, always sharing the stoke. I'd be coming in from a session out at 'gennith, and he'd tell my friends and I to get over to the reefs - "They're firing!". Great guy, great surfer, get well soon...The Welsh Gerry Lopez!

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Lemzhead71 Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 3

Pete Jones is what Ray Gravell is 2 Welsh Rugby A true 2 life livin Legend,we love P j,glad your doin good u Welsh Surf Guru!!!

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luke sullivan Feb 20, 2011 Rating: 2

not sure 'bout this but might be correct in assuming pj is dad to James("sonar" jones) who I met and surfed with many years ago on a visit he had to Palm beach(gold coast Aus) We scored big time and if i'm right(James is a dead set legend and gets it from his dad..??)hope you recover well mate!Sorry if I got it wrong but best wishes either way!!!!!!

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Kayaksurf Wales Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 2

see you outback real soon

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stoked247 Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 0

Get well soon! Such a lovely, friendly guy and family.Always helped us out on our uni trips to the Gower. British Surfing Legend

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britishsurfing Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Get well soon PJ. He was super helpful on a surf trip down to the Gower last year, legend.

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sprout Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Tons of love and good wishes to you and all the family from Tim and Surf School Lanzarote. Get well soon.

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widdas29 Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 1

I expect his board cought the wind and gave him a smack on the swede mine is always just missing me. Take care with long boards when its offshore.

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karlbar2k Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 0

Was really shocked when I found out what had happened. Our thoughts are with you and the family and hope to see you soon.

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The Kookoo Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 3

a true legend and inspiring gentleman for our sport/life/whatever you want to call it. Hope you get well soon Pete I wish you and your lovely family the kindest regards as always.

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bestwelshsurfer Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 1

get well soon pete-this guy rips and this aint gonna stop him at all.trust me or anyone who has seen this guys stoke.he will be stealing every one of my waves very soon i asure you.

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Chris Bell Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 1

Get well soon PJ. A nicer guy you could not wish to meet, if there were more PJs around the world would be a better place(unless he is saying those imortal words "Your roving surf reporter". All the best to the family must be worrying for you.

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croftycowboy Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 2

Yep I second all the good wishes, always good to stop for a chat in and out of the water. I am sure Pete will be back in the water before we know it and gracing the best waves as usual! Speedy recovery fella

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Dood Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 1

Helluva nice guy. Can't claim to know him well but i've always enjoyed talking to him in his shop. Get well soon dude.

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user77157 Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 1

Get well soon PJ - total legend.

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Tragicallyhip Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 2

I've watched Pete surf for years, he's as in control as anyone can be and rarely makes a mistake, smooth and stylish, you just wouldn't think he could get hurt like that. See you back in the water soon mate.

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adl Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 0

Whatever it is Pete, I hope you will be riding for long and have many

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UP IN SMOKE Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 2

One of the Good Guys, get well soon Pete, look forward to seeing you back in the lineup.

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kidderlidder Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 3

One of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet, and despite his age, wherever he takes to the water he's likely to be far and away the best surfer there. Also a legend on the Severn Bore..he was one of the pioneers. All the best PJ. Speedy recovery.

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Mark61 Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 1

That about sums it up. As kids we all used to grab our boards and race to join him whenever we saw him heading for the beach. We probably just got in his way, but if he minded he never showed it. He would grace any wave with his presence.

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TomR Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 2

total legend!

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Didier Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 0

I didnt know Ron Jeremy surfed!

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housewives choice Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 1

Going to admitt that I don't know who the guy is, but given to the amount of good wishes expressed on here I'd like to find out a bit more. Any help?

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Lemzhead71 Feb 17, 2011 Rating: 2

Gower power my Friend!!:-)

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Spongerdudette Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 0

That's terrible news, so get well soon Pete.

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chineseyes....(who you calling a muppet!!!) Feb 16, 2011 Rating: 1

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Emergency-brain-op-legend-accident/article-3211526-detail/article.html.......it's a shocker aint it!!! get well soon!!

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McTavish Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 0

check out the 'this is wales' website,it has an article on what happened. wishing you a speedy recovery Pete!

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Nurno Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 4

Is a surf pioneer, national champ and a local hero. Runs PJ's surf shop and if he's in the water, regularly shows his skills in any conditions...particularly by 'stealing' the waves on his longboard from waaaay out back. But you don't mind if it's PJ! Really sorry to hear of the accident - I hope he gets well soon. http://www.museumofbritishsurfing.org.uk/2010/06/01/1973-british-surfing-championships-programme/

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Nurno Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 0

Was a surf pioneer, national champ and a local hero. Run PJ's surf shop and if he's in the water, regularly shows his skills in any conditions...particularly by 'stealing' the waves on his longboard from waaaay out back. But you don't mind if it's PJ! Really sorry to hear of the accident - I hope he gets well soon. http://www.museumofbritishsurfing.org.uk/2010/06/01/1973-british-surfing-championships-programme/

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Mark61 Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 2

Really shocked to read this - I thought he was indestructible. Get well soon Pete!

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TCP!!! Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 1

get well soon pete. dont stay away too long:)

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asix Feb 15, 2011 Rating: 2

get well soon son.

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Gower God Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 1

Get better soon PJ from all the frooms and hopefully wales.

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Didier Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 1

I didnt know Ron Jeremy surfed!!

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SUP Jeff Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 1

Get well soon Pete you truly are an inspiration to so many of us.

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the palm Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 1

there must be easier ways of making the front page of the evening post.Take it easy Pete.Hope to see you down Langland before long.get well soon .

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Duv Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 2

Speedy recovery PJ.

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Caswellsurfer Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 2

Yeah get well soon mate. your a legend!

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UP IN SMOKE Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 2

Get well soon Pete!

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gower surfer Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 1

all the above!!!

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gower surfer Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 1

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chineseyes....(who you calling a muppet!!!) Feb 14, 2011 Rating: 5

front page for sure!!!

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