Legend of the Bay, Watergate Bay, 2015: My event write up
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Last weekend, the most unique surf sports competition in the UK took place at Watergate Bay. After a hiatus in 2014, Legend of the Bay was back for a second time to unite the disciplines of wave kitesurfing and standup … Read More

The great surf trip part 2: Indonesia, where it all began…
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Right, last blog post we had a look at surf tripping around Barbados with its air-conditioned western comforts and distractions. This time, we’re going to the other end of the scale – South Sumatra, to see what life in the … Read More

The great surf trip part one: Barbados, the evolution
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This winter I went on two surf trips – one to Barbados and one to South Sumatra. It’s best to take two surf trips back to back when you’re in the seasonal surf coaching game as the next chance I … Read More

Three Days: A Cornish winter kitesurfing video
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It’s time for my annual kitesurfing video release. Coming in at 3 minutes and 34 seconds, three days was filmed over three sessions – Porthleven, Cribbar, and Porthleven again. That last session was in fact yesterday so this is real … Read More

Sunset at The Cribbar
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Geoff Tydeman took these photos – how he manages to coax such light and colour out of them when the evening was so dusky I’ll never know, and I’ve actually watched him editing photos before. I can’t get my head … Read More

Lanzarote #4
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I’ve not long come back from my fourth visit to the surf and adventure island of Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Isla de Canarias, Espana. This time I went with my mate Rob Sparrow and erstwhile local/expat Rob Small came to the … Read More

In between lessons: Newquay Bay is a lot of fun to surf
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Sixty days between posts, is that’s what it’s come down to? Alas I think so. I’ve been that busy running surf lessons at Surf Sanctuary, and most recently standing in for a couple of issues of Kitesurf Magazine (look out … Read More

My big kitesurfing day off
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This year my summer’s been a little different to previous ones, not just because July reached genuinely sub-tropical temperatures both on land and in the sea, but because I am now running Surf Sanctuary operations at the Headland Hotel. After … Read More

Standup paddle at Fistral Beach – multi terrain!
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***Long Post, Scroll Down For Video*** Fistral Beach is one of the more swell exposed beaches in the country which makes it a great place for surfing on a daily basis, but historically, it hasn’t been a very versatile place … Read More

How long does it take to learn to surf?
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This is a question I get asked a lot by clients, and I think it’s a fair one. Whenever I try something new I’m always keen to know how long it will be before I crack it! It is not … Read More

Surfing: why warm up and improve your physical and mental performance
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In my experience of coaching surf and kite sports, everyone benefits from a warm up and cool down. A lot of surfers may not appear to have a warm up routine, but jogging down to the beach and slowly paddling … Read More

Sponsored Post: The North Face UK – Longer Days
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If waiting for the weekend is a microevent, then waiting for the clocks to Spring forward (easy way to remember it!) is definitely a macroevent. Suddenly, there's time after work to get quick adventure fix; weekends seem so much longer; … Read More

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