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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
This has definitely been the best summer I’ve ever known, even better than the hazy childhood one of 1984 with my fluorescent socks and beloved BMX bike with mag wheels and pads. My mate Smiler reckons his dad predicted it … 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
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
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.