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
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
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
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
VIDEO BELOW AT END OF POST Earlier this winter (technically late last Autumn but winter started early for me) I went to Scotland with just Reb and a car full of kites and boards for company. As well as obtaining … Read More
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
I am delighted announce the details of Total Immersion, a trip designed to take you away from it all so you can concentrate purely on your kitesurfing at the best locations around Cornwall.
You know those two really cold days earlier this week? The minus 7 one and the one after? The video below (keep reading, it’s at the end!) contains kitesurfing footage from both of those days. I’m wearing an Ocean Rodeo … Read More
I am delighted to announce the surfer’s Big Wave Boot Camp, a practical approach to surfing big (or bigger) waves with a European focus. This course combines ocean based and indoor training to help you ‘step up’ to meet the challenges … Read More
Fistral Beach doing an impersonation of the South Pacific is certainly is easy on the eye whether you are strolling around the headlands and looking down or swimming around in it as my neighbour Jackie and I are in the video below.
Backlit at the Lizard Here’s a shot taken by Mike Newman* on a typical day for us on the South Coast. Winds and weather systems arrive to Cornwall from four main sources. Imagine looking at a map of Great Britain … Read More
Loving life with the new GoPro HD2 camera. Same camera, same price (as last year), twice as good.