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!
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HISTORY was made on Tuesday when the country’s top 28 surfers rocked up for the first contest to be held at Lynmouth.
The Relentless Evolution Series was dreamed up with the idea of taking the best surfers to the best spots in the UK on the best day.
With a £5,000 prize purse the stakes were high at the invitation-only event. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“Bucket and spade weather”
The sun blazed over Woolacombe today as the the Boardriders held the first contest of 2011, The Tony Renyard memorial. 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 »
Facebook keeps telling me another friend or other is off somewhere tropical, warm and full of lush waves. If I want I can even see their photos of said paradise and comment, rant, praise or just turn quietly purple before they even return. Read the rest of this entry »