The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given – See how long you can hold your breath
Jul18

The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given – See how long you can hold your breath

I’m all for feeling the fear and doing it anyway. But sometimes the fear is so strong that you can’t simply suck it up – you need a different approach to make your brain realise you’re not about to die. One of my biggest fears when surfing used to be that I’d be held under for too long, I wouldn’t be able to breathe and I would obviously drown. And it wasn’t until I worked with Sam* (one of the coolest kids ever btw) on the...

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Surfing the whitewater
May17

Surfing the whitewater

It looked amazing from the cliff top. Well, the best it had looked in a good long while. Waist to chest high, a light cross shore wind making it a tiny bit raggedy, but mostly peeling, mellow-looking waves with a sensible period. And only a handful of people in.   I hadn’t been in for a while (and by ‘a while’ I mean more than a couple of months) but I’d been putting off getting back in, telling myself I was waiting for a good...

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Getting back in the water. At last.
Oct18

Getting back in the water. At last.

Editors note: This post is a little bit different to the norm. An explanation, and an apology, as to why it’s been a little quiet around here lately. It’s my experience of going through the surfers’ cycle. I’m sure (well, hoping) I’m not the only one that’s gone through this, so hopefully it might help inspire some of you to get back in the water again too…   I’ve barely surfed this year. And most of those surfs have been...

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The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Don’t look down
Aug13

The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Don’t look down

There is nothing more frustrating, after paddling hard and nailing your pop up, to then go and fall straight off again. The latest instalment in our ‘Best surfing advice you’ve ever been given’ series comes after a great surf in some lovely little mellow waves at Perran Sands with Kirsty from Landlocked Surfer Girl. I really wanted to take the GoPro but my longboard doesn’t have a mount, so I figured I’d just hold it...

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Why do I keep missing waves?
Jun29

Why do I keep missing waves?

This is a question I get asked a lot. Believe me, I know how frustrating it is. I know all about that vicious cycle you end up in, because the more waves you miss the more you lose your confidence and the more disheartened you get.

And because there are usually several factors affecting your ability to catch waves, there’s not always a simple answer and it can be tough to work out why it’s happening.

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