TOTAL IMMERSION: HOSTILE COASTLINE SURVIVAL
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As you may know, I’m running the fantastic Cornwall kitesurfing holiday Total Immersion this Autumn from 30th September till 4th October. Click the link for a full breakdown of what’s involved. Well, I’ve got some news to share with you re: … Read More

A Cornish SUP guide part 2: The River Fal
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Previous guide: The Newquay Bay The River Fal and Truro River An awesome standup paddle journey into the heart of Cornwall. Meandering rivers, magnificent ships and secluded woods culminating in a spectacular urban landing. Start: Loe Beach Finish: Truro (one … Read More

BlackBerry Q10 Blogger Test
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Got the new BlackBerry Q10 phone, the one with the physical keyboard. I edited a fair amount of the current issue of SUP Mag using this phone (check out the latest issue, which thanks to Kate is free of spelling … Read More

A Cornish SUP guide part 1: The Newquay Bay
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Ciao all, it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted, July was very busy what with wrapping up the latest issue of SUP Magazine, available now on iTunes and in all WH Smiths, and teaching lots of surfing, SUP, … Read More

I’ve had the same shorts on, for X days now
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Of all the ways to measure how successful you are at doing life (as in living, not a life sentence) my preferred yardstick (staying consistent with a metaphor) is this one: you are having a really good time when you … Read More

Starboard Touring review: my 12′ 6 x 30″ island of bliss
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Two days ago I picked up a Starboard Touring SUP board. If you’re not yet a paddler and are wondering what the difference between a touring sup and a ‘regular’ SUP is, a touring SUP is the board you’ll be … Read More

Surfers: how easy is it to learn kitesurfing?
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Kitesurfing appears to be reaching that tipping point where surfers are looking towards the sport on windy days and seeing it as a viable way to go and get some more waves instead of sitting around bemoaning the fierce onshores. … Read More

Volvo goes kitesurfing: My XC60 review!
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I’m jolly delighted to have had a Volvo XC60 as my kitesurfing wagon for the past ten weeks, and as you know, I like to put up a little gear review on my blog now and again. I thought it … Read More

Underwater at the Cribbar: What’s really down there?
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The last few years I’ve been getting out and surfing the Cribbar with a few tight compadres (never alone thank you) and I have often wondered what is actually down there. I mean I know it’s a reef, Cribbar is Cornish … Read More

Rock Running: surf fitness or just reckless?
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Yesterday, I went out with Mark Glendinning from Supersaturated to attempt a little underwater rock running shoot in the Newquay Bay. It was sunny, but the swell from the day before and residual waves were kicking up a bit of sand and … Read More

What’s the best kitesurf board for UK conditions?
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‘What size and shape surf-kite board do I need for the UK?’ This is a question I get asked a lot, and after a Tweet from @kite_man_sam I felt compelled to get my thoughts out on the blog, hopefully it … Read More

Kitesurf coaching with Will Bennet and Dom Moore 13th-14th July
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Hey all, A quick but exciting update here to tell you that for the upcoming Kitesurf Ocean Confidence Course on 13th-14th July at Watergate Bay, Cornwall, I have teamed up with my very good friend and world class kitesurfer Will … Read More

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