Total Immersion Autumn 2015: Kitesurf Holiday (with a bit of SUP and Surf too)
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Dates: 4th till 9th October Focus: Waveride kitesurfing, with SUP and surfing as back up activities Minimum skill requirements: Kitesurf – must be able to comfortably ride upwind and have a desire to learn to ride waves. Surf and SUP, … Read More

Total Immersion: Improvers Surf Coaching Week, 15th – 19th June
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How does five days of guided surfing, SUPing, body surfing, trying new surfboards, discovering new beaches, learning new techniques, video coaching, meeting cool people and having an all round amazing time under the mid summer Cornish sun sound to you? … Read More

Timeline: How long it takes to stand up paddle with power and efficiency, and what happens to your body along the way.
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  Here’s an article I wrote for SUP International Magazine last year on the ‘head and body’ changes that occur in someone when they take up stand up paddling. I was inspired to write this after watching how my students … Read More

SUP lessons at Fistral Beach: the benefits of open water learning
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Five words that you don’t often string together! Probably because Fistral Beach doesn’t represent what some people might think of as the ideal sup learning location – being that it’s exposed to wind and swells, is surrounded by rocks and … Read More

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

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