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 »
Good grief, what a mid-summer weekend GoldCoast Oceanfest turned out to be. We had most types of weather over the 3 days but there were smiles all the way through.
Sun, sea, surf and music were billed and that’s just what we got along with a fair bit of mud and a slight breeze!
Enjoy looking through the photos of the GoldCoast Ocean 2012 click here to view previous years
Massive thanks to Ian, Ornella, Gordon, Andy and Dan for their hard work over the weekend, same time next year?
All images ©Robtibbes/GoldCoast Oceanfest
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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 »
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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Taz Knight on a bomb
Gallery of photos from the Woolacombe Roardriders surf club contest held on 3rd April. Read the rest of this entry »
Thought I’d have a go a something a bit different today. Much as I’d love a proper Tilt & Shift lens, the price is a bit prohibative £1400+! There’s a number of other bits of kit higher up the priority list. Read the rest of this entry »
“I’m sure it’s this way”
A little selection from the point the other day. With the beach looking heavy and evil most elected to go for the point, although “local celebrity” Charley Charlesworth paddled out and round to the beach saying “I’m gonna catch a bomb” . Read the rest of this entry »