When you have taken body boards and wet suits on holiday the children will want to use them even if a) the conditions aren't right b) they aren't experts! So on a grey day my son donned his wet suit and we joined a few other hardy souls on the beach:
There weren't any decent waves but my son enjoyed just being in the surf on his board:
You can tell it wasn't really beach weather by looking at how quiet it was on the sand:
Eventually the pathetic waves lost their fun and he went into building mode in a race against the tide:
He wasn't as good as someone who had been on the beach earlier in the day:
His simple little castle didn't survive long against the incoming waves...