Browsing All posts tagged under »Judging«

Super Lynmouth Series

November 1, 2011


Reubyn Ash smashed his way to victory in the inaugural Relentless Lynmouth Super Series today with a mixture of old school grunt and new school cool. He combo’d Russell who sat on a 9.17 and a 8.60 in the final at Blacklands, which was perfect 3-4 foot, running and glassy, with a double alley-oop 9.77 […]

Three degrees tour 2011 UKPST daily updates

October 1, 2011


FINAL DAY and we were greeted by a maelstrom at Rest bay, but despite the very difficult conditions there was some excellent surfing, some drama and upsets and a fairytale win for Jayce Robinson, who finally made the breakthrough with a well deserved victory. Beth Mason kept her cool to do the job in the […]

Holga portraits at Quik Pro Junior

September 2, 2011


I am really enjoying using the ‘hit and miss’ Holga lens at the mo. The exposures are all over the shop, and the focus is agricultural – to say the least but, the massive vignetting and softness force you into a different mindset to get a result. The technique I have developed so far is […]

Holga Self

August 31, 2011


A profile picture is an essential item in these days of facewank, fantasy profile  and twitter. And whilst I have the lovely photo of my daughter and me taken by her, at arms length, on my much-neglected facebook page, my twitter pic, taken by the excellent photographer and friend Rob Tibbles for an interview in […]

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 […]

That was the winter that was

May 26, 2011


A busy bank holiday weekend coming up and starting to get amped for the  Saltrock Open, stop No 2 of 9 on the 2011 UK Pro Surf Tour, at Croyde Beach, here in North Devon. It’s a bit of a bus mans holiday for me as I get to watch all of the action from […]

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 […]

Burning Bright

March 26, 2011


I’m looking forward to joining Joel Gray and Lee Bartlett at the Retallack Resort (that houses the Flowrider) this weekend for a Surf Solutions coaching session with the next generation of UK groms. I’m gonna have my UK Pro Surf Tour judging hat on and am expecting lotsa questions like; “does a hands free get […]