Fans of the Severn Bore are waiting in eager anticipation for one of the best bores of the year, which is predicted to occur over Friday and Saturday this week. Surfers, Paddleboarders and Kayakers will be flooding to the area, early on the 20th and 21st of February, to make the most of the first of three 5* Bores in 2015.
The Severn Bore was first tackled in 1955 and popularity has steadily grown over the years, with people keen to say they have ridden this most strange of natural occurrences. Nowadays the river can become quite crowded in some areas as Bore riders on a variety of craft scrabble to ride this inland wave. The Severn Bore occurs twice a day on approximately 130 days of the year, however there are only around 20 Bores that create a big enough wave to ride.
Anyone thinking of heading down to Gloucester to participate or watch the Severn Bore this week should research all the details at the very informative Severn Bore website. It is worth noting that there is currently construction work happening along the River Severn and access is restricted at Lapper Ditch, Epney Wall, Rea Bank and behind the Severn Bore Inn at Minsterworth.
If you are not able to make it to the February bore, you may be interested to know that we will see 5 star Bores in March and September, although the September one will occur around 2100 hours. Good luck to everyone who manages to get down to Gloucestershire next weekend, be sure to let us know if you are going down and how you get on if you do.
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