This is Ellie Miller of Miller surfboards, one of the few female shapers in the UK and always a happy face in the local line up. She's not been shaping for that long but she does have a natural talent for it and is turning out some lovely boards that have got the seal of approval from some of the "heavy weight" locals.
Worth considering if you are in the market for a new board this summer.
This news is a few weeks old now, but it's still depressing and the fall out for the local wildlife continues to manifest.
Refugio is a beautiful little beach, about 40 minutes of Santa Barbara with a perfect little right hand point wave. It's tucked away and unspoilt, away from the urbanisation of much of SoCal. It's one of the places ive been looking forward to returning to in a few weeks time although it remains to be seen if thats going to be a possibility. With all the dollars that oil brings into the state comes a responsibility to the environment. It apears someone dropped the ball on this one!
It's probably a bit of a hackneyed surf image but i guess the vw camper shot is a timeless image for a reason.
After a pretty good spring, summer has been a real let down so far with no sign of warm water or fun summer swells. The boots are still on and the water has been cold. People have even been surfing spots that usually only work in deep mid winter. I'm rarely lucky enough to have the time to travel that far and i am definately suffering from a distinct lack of surf stoke. Last week helped but i'm not paddl;e fit and feeling rusty.
Hopefully the current offshores will groom a little logging wave for us aver the next few days.......