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Spring 18 & the last swell of winter

June 20, 2018

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It was a wet winter. The Atlantic conveyor belt delivered storm after storm and rain was the major theme. Westerly winds lift moisture from the ocean and deposit it on the west coast of Europe, it also whips up swell, and for UK surfers it’s ‘The Season’. Time to skip work or raid the kids […]

Golden brown & black carbon

November 8, 2015

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Golden brown beech leaves taken over the past few days as the mild autumn continues with the help of a new lightweight Zomei carbon fibre tripod (updated first impressions review below). If you click on the pic it becomes even more wonderful. I dont very often do reviews, mainly because there are lots of very […]

Where the waters meet

November 20, 2014

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Prologue: The beech trees really are the star of the show at this time of year. On Exmoor, Watersmeet is the meeting place of the East Lyn river and Hoar Oak Water. There is an old 19th Century fishing lodge that stands to bear witness of the ‘meeting’ and it’s just a short stroll from […]

Steamy Windows

February 8, 2014

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Another weekend and another apocalyptic storm, as I write the Sevenstones Lightship has just tweeted from 18 miles off Lands End: “It’s Feb 8, 2014 @ 5pm ; Wind = W (270°) 45.1 knots; Swell = 30.5 ft @ 12 seconds….” Here’s a few pix from North Devon today of those 30 foot waves and […]

Lynmouth in Black & White

February 5, 2014

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Big swell today with gusting, blustery strong winds tearing into it, and rain. This double overhead set went through Blacklands today totally unmolested by any surfers. In the old days of transparency film and in the light of the mantra “tight and bright” from editors, we didnt used to shoot (and waste film) on overcast […]

Winter Wandering on Exmoor

January 23, 2014

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A chance meeting, some like-minded friends and living in one of the most awesome places on planet earth conspired to a fabulous day out exploring Exmoor today. Thanks to the knowledge and skill of Neil Osmond, we travelled to places on ‘the moor’ that I have never seen in 35 years of living in this […]

Rhenish tower and storm waves

January 6, 2014

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The bouys were going ballistic; pumping out all time numbers; 30 foot at 12 seconds. It was possibly the most anticipated swell of the social media age. The images and footage will keep us entertained through the dark days of January especially ‘depression monday’, ‘bankrupt tuesday’ and (my favourite) ‘alcoholic wednesday’. But anyway, this is […]