After a pretty good run of surfing, windsurfing, and all things blog, it seems like my time may be coming to an end. I can hear a huge sigh of relief from my friends trapped in their city confines, wondering how and when this journey would end. Tomorrow sees the start of a series of interviews which will be interesting to see how they play out. One thing is for sure, as the nights draw in, my hegderow meander on route to the beach, feels all the more special.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
I have to get rid of this little beauty which was hand crafted by Tris at the start of the year. Its ideal in slack waves and is just a lot of fun to play around on in the small stuff up to 4ft. After that my personal preference is something a little less floaty (6'2 x22x3). Email me if interested - its £250 and in amazing condition.
Monday, 27 September 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Yesterday was the first time as a windsurfer, that I actually sought shelter from the wind, just to have a decent surf. Its been a smouldering/slow burn relationship with me and surfing but I think it has me in its grip, so much so that windsurfing just isn't there right now. That said, the RRD team just sent me some new pictures of the Wave Cult 75 and it looks amazing with a totally different hull design for 2011.
The shot above is just after sunrise this morning after a particularly good surf, somewhere around overhead and enough to put a spring in your step for the day.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Met the amazingly talented Richard Stewart today, who amongst many things filmed the Powers of Three film for Relentless (check out his show reel). But what really impressed me was his desire to share his studies around sourcing environmentally responsible surf and snow craft. If you are so inclined, check out the Lorax project and pass it on...
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
are the best sorts of friends to have. So big thanks to the one that must remain nameless, you helped me shake off my lethargy and made me realise a little shoulder pain is easily forgotten when someone has a camera :)
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Its with a little bit of sadness, that I write to share the alleged tale of a full blown fist fight between a surfer and windsurfer on our local beach. I don't really know too much detail, although I gather a windsurfer was sailing at pace and too close to a group of surfers. Suffice to say when your local beach is almost a mile long, you might think there would be enough space to afford each other. Hopefully those guys put to rest any animosity, and perhaps we can all learn a little about respecting each others space.
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Or to be exact, this is Will, just about to pull into another barrel during last weeks swell. What strikes me most about living/working in and around Devon and Cornwall is that despite everything you read or hear about in the national media, of what England has become, there are people out there defining their own version of what England is. Look out for Will Brawn, his shaping, surfing and film making which will debut at the upcoming 2010 Cornwall Board Shorts film festival.