Dryobe Advance

You know you see those mums walking the kids to school or people out walking their dogs wearing a dryrobe and you think “what the hell are they doing, it’s not a coat!” I thought the same until I tried one! They are amazing in every way, totally windproof and waterproof, warm and roomy withContinue reading “Dryobe Advance”

BLU #2 Fistral

After 2 attempts to run the event we finally got together for the second of 3 events in the British Tour series. Saturday morning gave us perfect knee to waist high clean logging waves with enough power to get going, after high tide the swell slowly disappeared and Sunday we awoke to ankle snappers butContinue reading “BLU #2 Fistral”

Skindog Ova

Having always surfed shortboards periodically I was looking for a board which would allow me to relearn the hacks and turns I enjoy so much but was struggling to find the extra volume I need without losing the feel of a “shortboard”.I’ve never been a fan of boards which are too short, I’m a bigContinue reading “Skindog Ova”

Surfed Out

Most surf shops nowadays are more fashion boutiques than core surf shops, this is partly due simply to the better mark-ups available on clothing than hardware. Fortunately here in Braunton that is not the case on the whole with most stores being more hardware orientated in particular Surfed Out. Founded in 1999 the team haveContinue reading “Surfed Out”

The Grumpy Surfer Podcast

As some of you will know I featured on the Grumpy Surfer podcast sometime ago. The link below will take you to the episode, hopefully we will do a follow up once we can hook up. You will also find Ads’ other episodes which are varied and really interesting, I’ve found myself getting interested inContinue reading “The Grumpy Surfer Podcast”

Skindog Cherrypicker

So after much badgering from Skindog I got the chance to try the cherry picker thanks to the team at Surfed Out. The one I tried was the smallest of the 3 and initially I wasn’t keen as I’m not a fan of wide square tails but I put that out of my mind andContinue reading “Skindog Cherrypicker”

Skindog Peacemaker 9’1″ Thunderbolt

I was very lucky to get hold of a Skindog Surfboards 9’1″ Peacemaker in thunderbolt to take it through it’s paces. As with the gem I tried a few fin setups but opted for an 8″ centre with large sides (taken from a medium sized 3 fin set). My view of the peacemaker is thatContinue reading “Skindog Peacemaker 9’1″ Thunderbolt”

Taylor Jensen Gem from Thunderbolt

When I first started looking into performance longboards again after my time out I loved the look of the TJ Pro but being realistic I knew I was some way off of a board like that so the next one which caught my eye was the Gem so when I had the chance to tryContinue reading “Taylor Jensen Gem from Thunderbolt”

The Harley Ingleby Diamond Drive Thunderbolt Review

Model sizes available9’2 x 22 1/2 x 3 69L9’4 x 23 x 3 1/16 76L I’ll keep this pretty simple. Oh my what a board! The best description I can think of is that this is a higher performance version of the TJ Gem.  I’ve only surfed it a few times but for the largerContinue reading “The Harley Ingleby Diamond Drive Thunderbolt Review”