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……
The Redbull Break 5 contest drew teams of 5 surfers from across the country to the beautiful National Trust owned Sandymouth beach over the weekend. The event, now in its second year, was billed as aiming to recapture the legendary good times and camaraderie of the surf events from back in the day, and they achieved just that and then some. Read the rest of this entry »
As head of the Goldcoast Oceanfest photography team, I’m responsible for dealing with the thousands of photos taken over the course of the 3 day festival. The 2012 team did a smashing job once again. All the Photos from 2008 to 2012 are here so have a look round and enjoy.
Croyde Surf Club are a hardy bunch and they proved that in spades on Sunday with the running of the Eyeball Surf Classic.
The first challenge of the morning was to get the marquee up and secured against the howling Westerly gale buffeting the bay, a feat that required greater number of heavy duty anchors than at any time in the clubs history, job done the BBQ was fired up the hot drinks flowed. Read the rest of this entry »
“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 »
The Tiki National Interclubs was hosted by Croyde Surf Club at the weekend. Surfers from across the country kicked off in chunky challenging swell on Saturday, some even struggling to make it out. Read the rest of this entry »
“The Ben Haworth”
Congratulation to Ben Haworth, the nibble footed Longboard rider who rode to victory at Saunton Hotdoggers 4th League event at the weekend. The win secured him the league title as well. His “Hang 10′s” in the final were great and got everyone on the beach hooting, the the other competitors lagging far behind.
I’ve sloped off across the border for a few days of family fun & sun at our favourite Cornish spot. Since the Bank holiday crowds have cleared out we’ve pretty much had the place to ourselves. Nice pulse of swell early in the week was pretty fun and with solid conditions predicted for the next couple of days it looks like its going to be interesting, just got to work out how many spots I can hit in 48hrs.
“2010 Devon Surf Team”
This is the happy crew I joined for a raiding party on the Spainish Maine. The Devon team arrived to chants of “Green Army” and left a trail of amused & bemused locals as we went. Didn’t have great waves, but we had fantastic team spirit that grew as the trip progressed. Big thanks to everyone who made the teams participation possible. One day you’ll hear all the stories…but for now, just the facts!! Read the rest of this entry »
Poppy claims victory
The North Devon interclubs was hosted by Woolacombe Boardriders over the weekend. With Saunton Hotdoggers running their rescheduled 60′s Style Masters it turned into an old-fashion Croyde v Woolacombe face-off….without the fisticuffs off old.
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