For the most part of we've had good weather once again this week in South Wales, meaning the river levels are currently quite low. There has been a small bit of rain, which has kept the ground water levels high meaning the waterfalls should still be running well and constant.
With the current water levels and forecast you'll need to be aware of plunge pool depths and ensure you check each and every jump. There is some heavy rain forecast on Sunday, which could have a big effect on water levels and flow force so it's vital you track the rainfall in the mountain areas in the 12 - 18 hours before your activity is due to start and end.
We can't see any reason that both our Gorge Walking and Canyoning activities won't be running this weekend, however we'll be keeping a close eye on rainfall and making the required adjustments to any activities.
Saturday could see some really good Coasteering conditions along pretty much all of the South Wales coastline. High tide is mid afternoon, so activities will be running early afternoon to take full advantage of the incoming tide. The swell is set to be around 1ft and the wind is gentle so the main concern is the neap tide so activities and routes will need to be planned accordingly.
You'll need to ensure you are with an experienced guide who knows the various South Wales coastlines and the correct route to take with the low the average tide.
Sunday is probably out for Coasteering with the swell set to increase to 6ft+ and the wind picking up too.
They'll be virtually no surf on the South Wales beaches on Saturday this weekend, so you may find more joy heading out West or, better yet, joining us for some Gorge Walking, Canyoning or Coasteering activities instead.
Sunday will see the surf pick up, but with it comes some fairly strong winds so you'll need to be looking for our more sheltered bays, such as Rest Bay in Porthcawl or Caswell Bay in Swansea if you're looking to head out on Sunday.
Summer holidays are coming to an end across the UK this week so we're not entertaining any Scout Troops or Youth Clubs this weekend. We've still got the usual mix of Stag Dos and Hen Parties joining us from all over South Wales, including Swansea, Porthcawl and Swansea.
They'll be taking part in a mix of activities, from Gorge Walking on the lower rivers, the more demanding Canyoning activities we run on the upper rivers in the Brecon Beacons and a bit of Coasteering on Saturday.
After that, they head back into Cardiff or Swansea and sample the once of a kind Welsh night out.
As the season quietens we've got some exciting updates coming over the next couple of months, particularly around our RLSS Water Management course, first aid courses and others so watch this space.