As Brits we’re known to be hardy when it comes to bad weather. But there are some people who take that hardiness to the next level. As a cold-water surfer, Chris is out in the water whatever the weather – in fact he reckons the worse the weather, the better the surf. We spoke to […]
Tweed is a popular fabric for outdoor pursuits such as golf, cycling, fly fishing and deer stalking! But I think Tweed can do more. So I convinced my friend Dan to lend me his old Samuel Windsor Tweed jacket and flat cap (not sure he’ll want them back), and tried it on for surfing. Turns […]
Father Christmas has the best job in the world. He only works 48 hours a year, gets 363 days holiday, and the company sleigh is cheap to run. So what does Santa do with all that holiday? Charity work, philosophy, children’s entertainment? Nah, Santa surfs: Happy Christmas.
I never knew I had a Surfer Dad. I was born in Margate, a place known for cockles and made famous by Chas & Dave, not rideable waves. As a young train driver in London, my Dad read dogeared imports of Surfer, rather than Playboy. He let loose to The Beach Boys and The Rolling […]
Leonardo Da Vinci said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. For ultimate surfing sophistication go handboarding. Longboard or shortboard? Twin fin or thruster? Fish or Egg? Surfing can get complicated, but not handboarding. All you need is your hand plane, maybe a wetsuit and ideally some fins – and you’re in there like swimwear. Whilst you’re […]
Following the success of their cool Winter Tales in Newquay video, the real surfer girls are back with a scorching new Euro edition. This summer, Hannah Bristow and Dannie MacLegend, swapped their bobble hats for trucker caps and left freezing Fistral for solar heated Hossegor, because “Kelly Says… Go French”. For jelly-sweet surfing, comedy commentary, […]
Body surfing is pure surfing – it’s just you and the wave. No boards, paddles, leashes and definitely no jet skies. Just strip off and dive in. Only a body surfer knows the feeling, but these images give us an insight.