A good surf blog is a rare thing, especially in the UK.
There’s a few surf magazines and surfwear brands with blogs, but they have advertisers to please and products to sell.
If you want fresh organic surfing, you can’t beat real surf blogs, by real surfers based in Blighty. So here’s a few of my favourite British surf blogs for all you hungry surfers:
Bound to Birmingham, Sophia seeks pleasure in a range of non-surfing activities from contemplating Buddhism On The 140 Bus to skateboarding in bikinis. But fear not The Landlocked Surfers whisk her away on quests for waves whenever possible.
An artist by trade, ‘A board, some wax and a leash’ contains fantastic and original local surf photos, accompanied by creatively crafted and honestly spoken words.
side of spending nearly half the year in 5mm neoprene.”
Kernowfornia is a surf blog ‘on the button’, but with a vintage feel. With news and reviews of all the coolest surf events from the Grenaway Pro to the Slyder Cup, dreamy beach photos and the odd water temperature tantrum, it’s one to add to your bookmarks.
This generous and vibrant community of city surfers share the same energy and desire to surf as the most dedicated beach bums. So visit For City Surfers, meet the gang, share a story or just check out the cool videos.
Surf Nation – the blog, is an eclectic mix of surfing, football, writing, and boxing. From apologies for Surfside Sex to the joy of getting punched at 47, Surf Nation allows us an insight to the life of a real surfer writer.
Author Alisdair Lindsay is a contemporary surf artist with five toes hanging in vintage surf culture. Many of the vintage surfboards and surf memorabilia shown are from Alisdair’s personal collection, some of which can be seen and touched at the Royal Cornwall Museum’s Endless Summer Exhibition until 7th March 2014.
Bored of pro surfers and the latest World Tour commercial hype? Wanna know more about local legends, qwerky contests, with a video of Maya Gabeira surfing Teahupoo thrown in for balance? Then Surfhog is for you.
The words are also worthy of your time – with musings on board shapes for beardy types, an appreciation for shoreline fresh board deliveries, and a healthy respect for local curry companies. As Chris Preston (the author) sagely says “Whatever your choice of trousers, corduroy lines never go out of fashion!!”
Whilst Sharpy occasionally recycles the best bits from his days spent at Wavelength or shares a sneak preview of a Carve article, it’s mercifully free from surf brands and advertorials. Surf Photo is like your favourite surf mag, where you can fast forward through the adverts.
Here you’ll find a group of Christian surfers from a variety of backgrounds but all with a common love – surfing. I’m not Christian, but there is something spiritual in surfing that The Soul Surfers capture better than most. So well worth a pensive perusal whatever your religion.
If you regularly read or write a UK surf blog I’ve overlooked, please let me know below.