Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Surf or Work

The surf is good today and really could do with a surf.
 So do I pull a sick day ???????

For sick day

Surf uncrowded beach
get tide at right time
no one drops in

Against a sick day

Get the sack.(everyone at work will know where I am)
No one will see my great surfing ( JOKE)
It's cool to surf alone, but more fun with friends

Decision made
Wet suit still damp but will be dry when I finish work so roll on 3.20

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Video of the week

This week its the great Laird Hamilton, all round water man. In this clip he does  a little bit of longboarding. 
Sorry its such short a clip.

4 hours surf?

Really tired now just got out after a 4 hrs surf. Waves when big. but just nice to be in the water.
got in at 07.20 and was the only one in for over an hour. Although I was joined by a very big seal who came within 5 mts of me. I think he thought i was a mate for him. anyway after about 10 mins he swam off leaving me to carry on surfing. finally got out at 12.00 one happy cookie.

Thursday, 26 January 2012


Well the days are getting longer, I need to look on the bright side because the surf just has not been good for a long time. It makes me want to take up knitting. Well may be not that extreme , but I bet we are all feeling the same .
SO to try and help cheers us all up I've found a short [6min ] video of some longboard surfing in Brazil.
Hope it cheers you all up 

Sunday, 22 January 2012

video of the week

Before any of you watch this video you must promise that you will NEVER try any of these stunts. These guys are well watch and you'll see.

Just found this new Photo editing software "GIMP" just learning how to use it but thought you might like to see 1st efforts . I like it.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

lost go pro

One of the Bude surfers lost his go pro in the sea on Sunday if you find it please can you hand it in to Steve Stritch at the surf club. Or at Budehaven school. Cheers many thanks. 

Monday, 16 January 2012

wave garden for Bristol?

The first public artificial wave park facility built by Wavegarden will open in the Basque Country, in Spring of 2012. This is the surf park in which the brand has tested the concept and model. The team of entrepreneurs has accelerated the construction of a public surf pool for all levels of surfing, after the announcement of the British instalment of Wavegarden, scheduled for Spring 2013, in Bristol.
See what you think?

Sunday, 15 January 2012

video of the week

I know its not Monday but busy tomorrow.

I often wondered at what speed do surfer travel along the wave at? As usual I trawled the net and found this footage. I hope you find it as interesting as iI did. . 

Sunday 15 Feb 2011 Surf's up at last

Just had a really nice surf, One of the best young surfer girls manage to get a couple of shots of me. So many thanks to Emily Currie .

Both shots are at Crooklets , 
How come the best waves never make it on to a camera.
Never mind . As I always say the best surfer is the one who gets out with the biggest smile on their face. I got out today grinning from ear to ear. LOL                  

Saturday, 14 January 2012

surfing Malibu + top 5 place I would surf

 Malibu has to be the place I have always wanted to surf. I know it's crowded, but I just want to surf there.

As I was posting this I though what is my 5 waves I would love to surf. 

1.Cape St francis (South Africa)

2.Malibu (U.S.A)

3.Noosa (Australia)

4.Llwyngwril (Wales)

5. Witches Rock (Costa Rica)

Friday, 13 January 2012

First frost

Just a heads up , 1st frost of the year down here in Bude.But lovely blue sky and a 1/2 decent wave. Well I'm surfing later.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Water Temp????????????


I don't know if it's because I'm  Welsh. or winter wetsuits are getting better (mines 3 years old) or global  warming. but the sea temperature around Bude (UK) is warm . For this time of the year still at 10 degrees centigrade
I'm still without gloves and still yet to get icream head.
 I was talking to local lad Jobe and he  was in a summer suit.last night.
.Although the sea has been warmer we have not had the quality winter swells.I,m all up for colder sea temperatures  and better swells.
Lets hope this weekends  swell is as good as predicted
.Have a good one where ever you are and what ever you do.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Video of the week

Can footballers SURF?

Well if you believe everything you see on T.V yes they can
Personally I think they can surf but are no good at football. What do you think      Open-mouth smile 

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Feed back please

I would be very grateful if you read my blog you could leave a comment , telling me if I am on the right track with the sort of things you like to see. If not what you would like to see.
Also thank you to the folks in Russia who seem to be my 2nd highest country to check out the blog.
Furthest away is  New Zealand ,
But where ever you are thank you and hope you continue to enjoy this blog.

DUCK Dive?

I've seen lots of people putting pets on their surfboards I,ve even seen rats surfing ,but this was a wild duck that landed on this guys board.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

video of the week

Well  it's a new year and a new week so what delights have I got for you this week.Well its quiet an old video from 2005 but I like it so I hope you do.


I hope everyone who reads my blog a surfing new year and may all your waves be perfect.
Please remember the best surfer is always the happiest surfer and Who's to say the way your surfing  is wrong. Just don't drop in or snake anyone.