The Gay Bay, The Nay-Bay, Poofter’s Patch, these are just some of the terms of affection people-who-surf call the Newquay Bay, in fact my great mate Smiler, after I asked him if he wanted to surf there, replied ‘I’d rather … Read More
I’d been avoiding the small fishing village of Taghazoute on Morocco’s Atlantic coast for the best part of ten years. This was a little bit of a shame because I do love a good surf trip and the coastline around the village … Read More
Does the natural act of going surfing help you contribute to making the world a better place or are you just being a selfish layabout who should start taking life more seriously?
Thing is though, Watergate is a bit ‘out of the way’ and Fistral is right in town which is why everyone goes to Watergate when it’s 3ft, offshore and sunny – to escape the crowds you see. So guess what happened?
21 surfs later…and Fistral Beach was cranking!
I don’t realy mind what happens now for the rest of the winter, this was certainly the session that I’ve been hoping for ever since I came back from Hawaii!
Here is a video I made today with the GoPro at faithful Towan Beach in Newquay. Amongs the usual close outs there was the odd wave peeling off in front of the Island, the sun was out, you could even feel it, so really there was no better place to be today than down on the beach.
Conclusion: a good day’s surf today, would certainly have been worth a decent road trip. The early morning start was a bonus, just three guys out including me, and the locals were so friendly.
The bloke in this picture is the definition of hardcore. Days like this don’t happen that often in summer in Norfolk.
Here is a picture of Watergate Bay, taken today at around 5pm. The surf looks inviting and empty, and fun until you see the person stood on the beach and get that flash of perspective. This was during a long … Read More
I woke today, and with Kitesurf mag all sent off to print the day before, found myself with not a lot to do. Everyone was at work, but that didn’t matter because as I have learned over the many years, … Read More