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Whey hey

May 14, 2013


The cheer you up the the teeth of this miserable rainstorm, here’s a few pix wot I took, of my local beach around the end of March 2013. As ever if you clickety click on the image some propeller head has made the software enlarge the pic, amazing. Canon 5D mk3 c/w 70-300 L IS […]

Fistie looking Fine

April 17, 2013


It has been my privilege (and also pleasure) to be involved with the coaching set-up of the British Junior Squad this winter. At my age you can often be cynical about folks who (through no fault of there own) are younger than you, but this group of talented surfers have been inspirational in their attitude […]

This will be the last time

February 24, 2013


Remember in January, when Cotty was riding giants and McNamara was on the front page of the national media, at a 55, 65, 85* foot beach break, ffs, (*small, medium or large – you choose…). The same swell crept into all the little nooks and crannies of the north Devon coast and for three days […]

Break 5 dance in Bamburgh

October 5, 2012


The concept is brilliant, take a bunch of mates from a local beach to a stunning location, feed, water and pamper them so that they can surf and party their nuts off. The Red Bull Break 5 has slowly become the benkmark for all good party and surf weekends with the winning teams getting an […]

Septembers in love

October 5, 2012


  After an awful summer there was a palpable feeling of relief here in North Devon when the school holidays were over and things became less hectic, on the roads, in the pub and in the water. The water is still warm and there is an almost romantic attachment to September, in that everyone looks […]

A Post about a Post

July 18, 2012


I don’t know why but photographing this place has become a bit of an obsession of mine. Maybe it is because I had so much fun here in the eighties, when there were a lot less surfers around and getting it with just one or two mates out was not unusual, especially during the week. […]

Secrets are what a secret is

June 30, 2012


It’s the end of June and my feet are still white. Even by British standards, the weather has been the hottest trending topic with everyone you meet. As surfers we are profoundly effected by the arbitrary moods of the weather or more specifically the wind and the consequences it has as it passes over the […]

Winning and being the Best

May 14, 2012


It’s been a long time since the British Surfing Champion came from North Devon, since 1984 in fact when Richard Carter (Redwood surf shop, Croyde) held the crown. Last November Woolacombe resident, Stuart Campbell, brought the title back to Devon from a stormy Fistral Beach in Cornwall. To celebrate Stuey’s 21st birthday (today), his title […]

Marvellous March

March 29, 2012


What can I say that already hasn’t been said over the social networks this past week. A week of offshores, warm weather and some pretty bloody decent surf too; not bad for Blighty in the summer months, but in March – unheard of – but not unwelcome. An unusual combination of a seeming trapped low […]

Six of the best

December 8, 2011


Just finished choosing 12 photos for a calender to send to my Mum for Christmas. It’s a bit of a chore to sort through through a years worth of photos but a useful exercise nonetheless; not only does it secure my next years supply of socks and cake, it also acts like a ‘taking stock’ […]