Just testing a bit of blue sky thinking today, wondering if its gonna workShare
It’s a long way from North Devon to Scarborough, especially if you’re crammed into the back of a van like an illegal immigrant. We were heading North for the next stop on the UK pro surf tour and the forecast said waves.
It was an early 6am start and we passed the time watching the Quicky Pro on the iPhone, abusing each other or watching old series 1 episodes of “the fresh prince of Bel-Air”. Read the rest of this entry »Share
It’s that time of year again as the Goldcoast Oceanfest family meets in a field overlooking the beach for a weekend of sport, music, fun and friends. Looking through this years program has jogged memories of years gone by, and the expectation for the weekend ahead no matter what the weather decides to do. Looks like an epic line-up of music for all three days and not just the big-name headline acts, there’s going to be lots of local noise to.
You’ll see me and the team snapping away all weekend so don’t forget to say hi and “smile for the camera “. Photos from Goldcoast will be available to view post event (once we’ve got over the fuzziness) Hope to see you there……Share
Pete Robinson centre with Museum Trustees Kevin Cook, Hugo Tagholm, Andrew Coleman and Richard Gregory
It was real pleasure to join the great and the good on Thursday night for the official launch of the British Museum of Surfing. Following years of tireless work a small band of surfing friends, led by founder Pete Robinson, finally got to to open the doors of Europe’s first surf museum, with the official ribbon cutting performed by Andrew Cotton and Ben Skinner. With music from Neil Halstead and beer from Skinners brewery the night was a fantastic celebration of the work done by so many volunteers and organisations and the realisation of a dream for Pete Robinson. Well Done!
TWO North Devon surfers have claimed titles at the British National Surfing Championships last week.
Woolacombe’s Stuart Campbell put in a powerhouse performance to win the open division in challenging surf at Newquay’s Fistral beach on Saturday.
With the lead changing constantly throughout the heat, it was Campbell’s final wave that secured the title, making him the first Devon winner since Croyde’s Richard Carter in 1984.
When a smart gent about town is looking for a new suit he’s got a number of options: leg it to Burton’s or River Island, or maybe grab a bargain at Primark…but for real comfort, something that fits perfectly and is totally in tune with YOU, the smartest choice is getting a bespoke suit made by an artisan. Its a similar situation when it comes to surfboards, its easy to reach for an off the shelf solution, the bargain-basement mass produced machine shaped direct from the internet lump that arrives on your doorstep only a bit crumpled courtesy of a miserable van driver wearing a brown suit. However there is another path, and you don’t have to pay a Saville Row premium to get a one off creation tailored to the most exacting of demands. Read the rest of this entry »Share
Well It’s been a massive effort, shackled to the computer for what seems and eternity sorting and editing, but photos from Goldcoast Oceanfest are now up and available to view. We had a great team of snappers again this year, with a couple of new additions. Well done to all involvedShare
“Sun, waves and burgers in the bay”
Croyde Surf Club held the first contest of the 2011 season in chunky conditions today. The kids got battered on the beach and the guys went all in at the point. Loads of paddling, rips, rocks and someone going left…..another classic for sure. Read the rest of this entry »Share