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”

British Longboard Union Porthmeor 2021

The first event of the British Longboard Union tour was held in very small but perfect waves at Porthmeor in St.Ives. I came away with a shocker in the Open, losing first round but very happy with a 4th place in the Single fin in a stacked final with Sam Bleakley, Elliot Dudley and MikeContinue reading “British Longboard Union Porthmeor 2021”

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 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”

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”

First major event in many, many years….

Over the weekend of the 18th/19th of September I bit the bullet and entered my first major event since attempting to make my way back into the world of competitive longboarding. After a summer of pretty much zero surfing with the worst flat spell for a long time I was feeling pretty unprepared and outContinue reading “First major event in many, many years….”