Browsing All Posts filed under »Surfing UK politics«

The irrepressible Mr. Eric Davies

April 15, 2021


I was going to start this blog post with the line. “When I started surfing in the seventies” which you will be thankful to hear has been binned in favour of “Recent developments have got me thinking about the sport of surfing in the UK and Ireland”.  That still doesn’t sit comfortably because  I am […]

British Junior Team 2013 Pix

May 28, 2013


Introducing the bright young men and women who will represent Britain at the World Junior Surfing Games that are being held in Nicaragua next week. Best wishes to them and the staff, updates from the SurfingGB website. As usual you can click on the pic to make it mahoosive. Canon 5D mk3 c/w 24-70 f2.8L […]

In My Opinion

September 23, 2011


Getting amped for the UKProTour event at Lynmouth this autumn and cant wait to see Britain’s best surfers hacking into one of Britain’s best waves. The event will be run in one day and the UKPST has allotted three wildcards from the 32 man draw to the local surf clubs; Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! […]

Judge Not

July 30, 2011


One day all judging towers will be as good as this one. Erected at Downend by Croyde Surf Club for the Atlantic Watersports Games, this little beauty was spacious, remote and with a superb view of the action from low tide up to high. Not only was it practical success, it is a great place […]

Night Surf and Shite Hawks

July 12, 2011


Now that the dust has settled from the Nightsurf event and I’ve managed to get a couple of goods nights recovery sleep under my belt, I must admit to still feeling quite euphoric. Which is quite unusual for me. It’s contest like no other and without being too much of a corporate arse licker, I […]

The pleasure and the pain

May 23, 2011


Yesterday was a massive day for English surfers, literally. Conditions for the English Championships at Watergate Bay were horrendous, strong onshore winds had whipped up froth to the horizon and competitors needed every second of the 15 minutes paddle out time to get out back. Only the fit and the brave accepted the challenge to […]