Picture the scene, you’re waist deep in the brisk sea on a beautiful Welsh coastline, you can taste the salt spray frothing around you, the wind in your hair and surfboard in hand. You feel the swell and you know for sure, this is your wave. Paddling with both exuberance and determination you know it’s now or never – you climb up on your board and you realise with almost disbelief, you are actually doing it, you are riding the wave; its joy, its adventure and its freedom all in one.

By Portia Jones

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Sounds exhilarating, right? Well if you are looking for a hen party or a stag party with a difference, this could be you. Thanks to the crew at Big Blue Adventures.

Big Blue are an adventure team building and tour operating crew based in Cardiff, Wales and they can help you organise an adventure weekend to remember with a choice of surfing, coasteering canyoning or stand up paddle boarding with their #Henventure and #Stagaroo packages.

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From £139 hens and stags can enjoy a two night stay in vibrant Cardiff city centre, complete with drinks reception, activity day out adventure of your choice in the beautiful Brecon Beacons national park or at the stunning coastlines of the Gower and a hen or stag survival kit to soothe the inevitable hangover.

When you pick your adventure day out you can be rest assured your group will be looked after the entire day, Big Blue reps organize your travel to your chosen activity, will shoot videos and photos of your experience so you can capture the memories of your amazing day and even throw in a well-deserved free drink after your activity.There are also optional bolt-ons including Afternoon tea in one of Cardiff’s gorgeous tea rooms, welsh cake making, indoor surfing, cycle tours and cocktail classes, there’s plenty to keep your party entertained all weekend.

Of course, having your #Henventure or #Stagaroo with Big Blue means you get to stay in Cardiff which has an exploding culinary scene including street food, pop ups and secret supper clubs, the home of world class rugby, hosted in the impressive Principality Stadium and a selection of excellent independent bars and venues for you to party hard in, you are sure of a good time in this superb city.

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So why pick Big Blue for arguably your most memorable weekend away before the big day? “We love to help our guests explore with a difference and have incredible memories, ‘Explore Evolve Enjoy’ is our mantra” enthuses Big Blue MD Daniel Manley.

For a Big Blue Adventure, it doesn’t matter if you are a pro surfer, or have never even surfed or done activities like this before, we have the right instructors to manage all confidence levels and abilities. On our trips there is something for everyone who is looking to do something different; have some fun, overcome some hurdles perhaps and mainly have an adventure! Our best buzz from the job is seeing people who have never done something like this before – beaming with smiles at the end of the day and just saying ‘wow – when can I go again?”

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Start your adventure by visiting www.bigblueadventures.co.uk