Gym-ball mash up
In my early teens one of my favourite pastimes
other than number plate spotting was what I’ll refer to as seaside freestyle gymnastics or SFG. After school a group of us would scurry down to the Margate beachfront and do a variety of flips from a bank onto the sand roughly two feet below. There was no “parkour” in those days. We were just restless youths making the most of our local infrastructure.
Fast forward to today, yes literally today, and as was I walking along the beach at Redcliffe with my camera I saw a couple of young gents launching themselves into the air off a gym-ball that they had partially buried in the sand.
They were kind enough to allow me to photograph what I’ll refer to as, for lack of better term, iSFG 2.0.