Today , and for the last few days, the sea has been like a still lake. You can see through the sparkling water to the sea bed, and as you glide along your reflection shimmers next to you. You almost don`t want to disturb the water with your paddle. This makes it hard to remember what it can be like when it storms and the waves build up. So here is a short collection of some of the different conditions that we have to paddle in, from glassy still water to churning stormy seas. We dont have that many miles of coastline but we have thousands of different conditions. Surely that must rate among the best in the world.