ALFIE HART – Filmmaker (Aeolus Production)
“I moved back to Delacorse after university and travelling, after realising what an amazing place it is to live. It’s a different way of life, living sustainably and, like windsurfing, the weather is your boss! Generally I find it a great mix, working outside growing our own food, coppicing trees for our biomass boiler and maintaining the 30 acres fitted in around the wind forecasts and travelling to some events doing my film making work. From April to October I’m gardening, mowing, strimming and stacking woodsheds for the winter. During the winter months I fell about 100 trees, move wood to the various stoves, carry out stone wall repairs and usually am involved in some mini build projects.
The sailing in Wales is awesome, you get the normal small sail storm sessions plus quite a few float and ride, down the line conditions; the West Wales peninsula can offer the full range of wave sailing options and there are a few local starboard tack beaches – Pendine and Amroth. When there is no swell I quite often blast around the Taf Estuary. From the farm you can sail from the lawn on a high tide and blast right out to Carmarthenshire Bay. All the beaches in Pembrokeshire are within an hour in the van, the Gower and Cardiff spots just over an hour away and my favourite spot, ‘Rusty Point’, is also just over an hour’s drive away. The reefs in Mid Wales are so much fun, unfortunately it needs a decent swell from a WSW-SSW otherwise it’s flat. Luckily the wind accelerates along that stretch of coast and because the wave wraps around the reef you can sail it in a SW-SE. I think that sailing reefs in the UK is such a rare thing that it makes the spot feel quite unique. I can’t get enough of that moment when you gybe off a long, fun wave to easily blast straight out looking upwind at the perfect waves reeling in, whooping at your mate’s turns and then instantly pick up another lump and off you go again!! Lewis and I call it the conveyer belt of waves!”