The winter months are an excellent time to surf; you get more time, more waves, more space, and there’s a glow to your skin that stays with you the whole day. It’s closer to the frontier feeling you get from hiking mountains or cross-country skiing; it’s a very special feeling that really only a minority of people will experience.
I’m keen to show you that the true roots and essence of stand up paddle boarding is in the wild, ocean breeze in your face, sea birds soaring and calling overhead, white water surging over dark granite rocks, wide blue horizons and green hills sloping down to the sea, an element of risk and self reliance and of course a very nice warm drink in a hidden-away local cafe afterwards
Wosson crew; We’re expecting a week of small surfable waves, light winds and fairly clear skies. Monday and Tuesday are dominated by a continental weather system bringing dry air and the a big high swings in from the Atlantic Ocean … Read More
Course: Infinity Flow surf progression Location: Surf Sanctuary at The Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach Timings: 9-5, 28th April, 2018 Price: £120 per person Coaches: Alan Stokes and Dom Moore Hello crew, we’re very excited to announce our first surf clinic … Read More
Quantum mechanics is not something I know much about, other than that it’s the study of energy and interactions at the atomic and sub atomic level, and that things in quantum mechanics behave very differently to how things behave in classical physics, … Read More
My philosophy of how we learn to surf, kite and sup. Progression is fundamental when it comes to surf sports. Yes, reconnecting with nature, getting your dose of vitamin D, meeting great people and travel are all wonderful facets of … Read More
I’ve just come back from the Stavanger region of Norway, and let me tell you it was a real eye opener. For a while now I’ve been longing for empty rugged wilderness over tropical surf trips and Norway must surely … Read More
Last Friday, mainland Britain’s favourite ‘big wave’, The Cribbar, woke from its slumber, came barging down the stairs, and started throwing its weight around like an angry bear. The Cribbar (named after the Cornish word for ‘ploughed reef’, alluding to … Read More
What’s the biggest obstacle in learning to surf? Popping up? Reading the waves? Balance? Turning? None of the above. I would say the biggest obstacle to overcome is fitness, or the lack of, when it comes to surf specific fitness. … Read More
I might look a bit startled in this pic, but I’m focussing on the wave ahead. When people learn to surf, a lot of the time their eyes are fixed down at what their feet are doing, or the water … Read More
The Ocean Confidence Course for kitesurfs, surfes and SUP’ers returns for 2016. Combining classic surfing knowledge and technique with proper sports science, this course will help you develop your knowledge, technique and fitness for the sports you love. Based in Newquay, 6th and 7th December, limited to six places.
Here’s a transcript of an article I wrote for IKSURF Mag earlier this year. It’s all about facing fears that prevent you from pushing your personal limits and can be applied to kitesurfing, surfing, SUP, public speaking, or just about … Read More