Sunday, 29 July 2012

My favourite tree; where my kids make their camp, hang their swing, chase the dog, hide in its branches, and tell me just how windy it really is.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Third day in a row and getting changed in the dust bowl before work makes for a messy start. Doesn't take long for all the memories of rain to pass and you get kind of used to the heat as if it happens everyday. However what I will never take for granted is a clean little swell in the mid of summer and surfing in the early morning heat as if it was mid day.

Happy Birthday Laura !!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Got up for 5am and caught the pre-work morning glass. Could have worn a shortie but didn't want to jinx the whole return of summer we are experiencing. Beautiful little swell and just overhead predicted for the morning, with light off shores and more brilliant blue skies.

Monday, 16 July 2012

West South West Force 5 - 6, 2 mtr swell and good times for an hour or so....then the unthinkable. Catastrophic failure for seemingly nothing but a few nice wave rides and just about 12 months use. The brothers at Seasprite have been contacted, so hopefully this is a straightforward warranty. Apparently Cobra (manufacturer under license)  don't warranty for flat landings, which is fortunate.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Walking out along the cliffs tonight with the Bear, the huge thistle growth looked like a stretch of scottish coastline. 

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Deep within the Cotswolds, I felt like I was far away from home, and too far from the coast. However when I saw these two brave soldiers enduring the drizzle, it put things into perspective. 

Friday, 6 July 2012

Was looking back through my blog and found this photo, of an old friend Sir Jezmond of Northam. Whenever I bump into Jez he always has a different board and never too proud to ride with a bit more foam.   He surfs good and currently sports a beard that makes mine look patchy at best, but what is really cool is this photo shows the sun. Just amazing.

Borrowed from the guys at Surf Maroc, this really seems to sum up what's wrong with my life right now. I certainly have one of these down perfectly but am in need of getting the other 4 back on track. Last night, 2-3 ft with offshores, and a glimmer of sunlight through the clouds - it was so appreciated. 

Monday, 2 July 2012


Definitely worth checking out, best site I have seen for a while (after Driftsurfing). PS - nice session on Saturday am, but got up this morning to small blown out mess, and Woolacombe looking perfect.