Did you know Porthcawl is hosting a brand new fire and water festival this half term? The sizzling event will celebrate the spirit of the sea, jam-packed with flaming excitement. From world record attempts, to fire eating, dancing and juggling, here's what you won't want to miss.
Witness a world record attempt on water
Watch history unfold as 200 surfers attempt to break the world record for the most people surfing at once. Kicking off Porthcawl's Fire and Water event, this world record attempt is not to be missed. With the current record standing at 120, there's never been a better reason to come along and hop on a surf board!27th October, 9am, Sandy Bay. Time will be weather and surf permitting.
Enjoy an afternoon of beach themed adventure
Join SeaQuest and National Marine Aquarium for an afternoon of family fun on 27th. Toast up a marshmallow for an indulgent smore, learn to build your own beach shelter, discover fascinating marine artefacts washed ashore and take part in an epic beach clean blitz! If you've still got energy, why not get hands on and make a microbead mosaic?1pm-5pm, times may vary according to weather.
Everything from street theatre to wellie wanging
Enjoy an afternoon jam-packed with entertainment. Keep your eye on the beach for sand art bought to you by the Awen Cultural Trust, or test yourself with a flags competition hosted by Sker and Pink Bay SLSQ. If you'd like to try something new, get your boots on and try a wellie wanging competition later in the day!All taking place between 1pm and 5pm. These times are weather dependent and may be subject to change.
Seaquest Night Surf
See the action as surfers battle it out on the floodlit waves. 6pm-9pm
Feel the heat with a night of flames and Grand Finale
Porthcawl's Fire and Water event will continue with a night of flames. Expect an extravagant firework display and performances from world-travelled FlameOz, throughout the course of the evening. FlameOz will not only be dancing and juggling with fire - they'll even be eating it! 27th October, 8.30pm, Sandy Bay.
Immersive surf experience
Step on a virtual surfboard and try virtually riding the waves of Rest Bay without getting wet! If paddle boarding is more your thing, SUP through the harbour in the stunning autumn sunshine. This innovative immersion room experience will come to Trecco Bay for half term from 27th October.
Snap away with Porthcawl's brand new selfie-board!
To get you warmed up for the event, Porthcawl is launching a brand new selfie-board nearby. Take a selfie in front of a giant 10m x 2.4m selfie board at the Rest Bay Watersports Centre site, when it launches this weekend. Snap away in front of the brand new feature and use the hashtags #DiscoverPorthcawl and #DarganfodPorthcawl to share it with your friends.
You can sign up to the event here:
The Porthcawl Seascape project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the Fund to improve the visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together