Thursday, 30 September 2010

Last Post

After a pretty good run of surfing, windsurfing, and all things blog, it seems like my time may be coming to an end. I can hear a huge sigh of relief from my friends trapped in their city confines, wondering how and when this journey would end. Tomorrow sees the start of a series of interviews which will be interesting to see how they play out. One thing is for sure, as the nights draw in, my hegderow meander on route to the beach, feels all the more special.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Twin Fin Keel Fish

I have to get rid of this little beauty which was hand crafted by Tris at the start of the year. Its ideal in slack waves and is just a lot of fun to play around on in the small stuff up to 4ft. After that my personal preference is something a little less floaty (6'2 x22x3). Email me if interested - its £250 and in amazing condition.

Monday, 27 September 2010


No cars, no people, no noise. Just head time.

Another year...

and the brothers finish up for the season. Always a chill in the air and the question of who will return to patrol for the coming year. If you are so inclined, please donate - these guys do a great job. Thank you.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Turning Point

Yesterday was the first time as a windsurfer, that I actually sought shelter from the wind, just to have a decent surf. Its been a smouldering/slow burn relationship with me and surfing but I think it has me in its grip, so much so that windsurfing just isn't there right now. That said, the RRD team just sent me some new pictures of the Wave Cult 75 and it looks amazing with a totally different hull design for 2011.
The shot above is just after sunrise this morning after a particularly good surf, somewhere around overhead and enough to put a spring in your step for the day.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Camera shy

Paul is apparently never far from the lens, so it was with no surprise that he managed to catch this peak in the final moments of the fading light.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Battleship Grey

As Her Majesty's Forces practise maneouvres on the horizon, Her loyal subjects practise more genteel techniques closer to shore.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Met the amazingly talented Richard Stewart today, who amongst many things filmed the Powers of Three film for Relentless (check out his show reel). But what really impressed me was his desire to share his studies around sourcing environmentally responsible surf and snow craft. If you are so inclined, check out the Lorax project and pass it on...


Managed to score a surf either side of dinner tonight, in part because I have a very kind and wonderful wife, and secondly because it was clean and perfectly offshore. This is LP just about to lay down another 360 on his Alaia. What an amazing day !

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Under the auspices of 'try new moves', absent friends would have been delighted as I pushed for a shove it/table top. However as neither move really stood a chance of coming off, and my exit was fairly painful, the table shoveit will have to wait for another day.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Friends with Housings

are the best sorts of friends to have. So big thanks to the one that must remain nameless, you helped me shake off my lethargy and made me realise a little shoulder pain is easily forgotten when someone has a camera :)

Saturday, 11 September 2010


Its with a little bit of sadness, that I write to share the alleged tale of a full blown fist fight between a surfer and windsurfer on our local beach. I don't really know too much detail, although I gather a windsurfer was sailing at pace and too close to a group of surfers. Suffice to say when your local beach is almost a mile long, you might think there would be enough space to afford each other. Hopefully those guys put to rest any animosity, and perhaps we can all learn a little about respecting each others space.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

This is England

Or to be exact, this is Will, just about to pull into another barrel during last weeks swell. What strikes me most about living/working in and around Devon and Cornwall is that despite everything you read or hear about in the national media, of what England has become, there are people out there defining their own version of what England is. Look out for Will Brawn, his shaping, surfing and film making which will debut at the upcoming 2010 Cornwall Board Shorts film festival.

Sunday, 5 September 2010


Its been an endless onslaught of waves since the start of the week, and I am sooo sore. Just glad I managed to catch a few images if just a little late.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Amazing day of blue skies and pumping swell. Think just about everywhere on the north coast was firing. Hope you scored it to !

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Got in to the response of 'no way' from 'her indoors' - this is what I saw from the drive home.