Monday, 19 June 2017

stealth mode


Maiden surf of the egg and first beach trip in the new truck. Livin' the dream?!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Putsawatu



Looking empty for probably the last time until autumn

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

sunny side up


Gulfstream's production skills just go from strength to strength and this little beauty is no exception!

7'10 of speed egg goodness. Flat, foiled, pulled in tail and nice performance rails. Your girlfriends mini-mal this aint!! 

I'm yet to get an A plus day in on it yet but early signs are really fun. There's a fair amount of rail line in there so it likes a bigger face to draw on. Its surprisingly loose off the tail for its length and trims super fast if you step up to the middle.

Roll on some nice head high lined up saunton summer swells!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

daybreaker



One thing I love about this time of year is seeing so many beautiful sunrises and sunsets, I'm lucky to get a spectacular view from just outside the house on many occasions. #lovewhereyoulive


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

finally



Not only is the flat spell over but I have a new film developed and scanned to start posting again!

I'm typing fresh out of the water at S-town having lucked into some small little offshore zippers with just Damo (on his posh new teamrider Karma Surfboards Log) keeping me company. The waters still got a little nip to it but the sun shone, the cave turned on and I got reacquainted with the front foot of my Gulfstream Slimpig. It kinda felt like the first little surf of summer today and it was cool to get some nice logging in without feeling as rusty as I sometimes do at this time of year on longer equipment.

Hopefully looking at a couple more days of bigger waves too......... Yew! As my Californian Friends would say!


Pic obviously not from today. V bowls loaned by Bill, more details to come!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Fin-nial




I wrote a little blog for Gulfstream about fins for logs..........

https://www.gulfstreamsurfboards.co.uk/2017/04/12/fins-c-p/

Pic is GS's not mine!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Fourth Gear


Sometimes the simplest things are the most fun...............

I don't often remember that i've got a mat stashed in the van but every time I surf it, I wonder why I don't use it more often!

Friday, 7 April 2017

by dawns early light




7'10 of Gulfstream speed egg goodness. Template is a mix of Russ Pierre's wild west shooter with a bit of Devon Howards takayama model mixed in. Ride report to follow............

Friday, 31 March 2017

a ghostly presence



Low light, bulb shutter and a shaky hand. I kinda like it though! GS keel fish at P-Land, early winter 16. Over the next year i'm going to be helping the boys at Gulfstream with their online content. Really looking forward to getting my teeth into some writing again.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

oldschool



I spent a lot of the pre and post Christmas period driving our old VW around after the cambelt blew in my T4 (boo!) Never fails to put a smile on my face even if it doesn't have heating and has questionable brakes for muddy roads.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

in an instant



The perfect small wave quiver?

I reckon a Single fin log and a small Mini simmons (9'4 and 5'2 respectively in this case) covers everything up to head high. Logging when its smaller and cleaner, mini sim for junk or dumpy wave fun and section racing on head high lined up days. Handcrafted by North Devons finest- Gulfstream surfboards

Thursday, 9 March 2017

run to the hills......



Two reasons for this post, firstly Blair Habernicht just posted a rad little article on surfline about the paralells between Snowboarding and surfing, check it out here


Second, Celtek's Iron Maiden Mitts are my new fave snow thing, super warm too!





Thursday, 2 March 2017

coffee eh?



Cool little coffee van tucked away in a bank holiday Cornish campsite

Friday, 24 February 2017

b-logging



I've just started helping Jools out at Gulfstream with some of their online content. First up is a little blog about their longboard models, how they surf, where they come from etc. Pretty pleased how it came out!

Check it out here

The picture is an oldie, Dawnpatrol with Swedish Thom and Mr Vowles back when he surfed!! 35mm film x holga

Friday, 17 February 2017

GS got you covered


Gulfstream covering the perfect small wave quiver in style. 9'4 Slimpig model and 5'2 Seapea. December liquid lunch at P-Land. Chest high and reeling with one other out. Ended up a little quick and dumpy for the log but was super fun racing the sections on the seapea!

Monday, 13 February 2017

church of the open sky


Dawnpatrol via iPhone. Love the fact that i've always got a camera in my pocket in case there's a moment worth recording.

Slightly showing my age here but i've just finished reading Johnny Marr's (from the smiths) autobiography. I've always enjoyed his guitar playing. Its subtle yet incredibly accomplished. Whilst the impact of The Smiths was immense and is well known, Marr's contribution to music since then has been huge but has often been under the radar. From The pretenders to TheThe to Electronic to more latterly Modest Mouse and the Cribs, the number of hit records he has played/ written or produced is staggering. His recent solo stuff is pretty cool too!

Definitely recommended reading

Thursday, 9 February 2017

hello buoys



I think this might be one of my favorite photos i've taken in the last few years. Early morning les dunes on a flat summers morning. cross processed Fuji velvia through a Diana f+

Friday, 3 February 2017

surf car no.2


Absolutely Baltic dawn patrol polaroid of Toms Volvo. Really fun session with plenty of the local logging crew out as I recall. Rad car too!

Friday, 27 January 2017

composition


No idea who these guys are but I just liked the composition of the view I had whilst changing at P-Land, most probably in September I think.

Friday, 20 January 2017

surf car number 1


Really enjoying the polaroid experience at the moment. This is Em and Andy's surf car at saunton between sessions

Monday, 16 January 2017

middles


End of a beach day with Mr Y and family at middle beach (OR toilets as its sometimes known) Waves didn't really co-operate but perfect BBQ weather.

Wistful thinking of summers past today............... Holga x 35mm kodak

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

a craftsmans hands


via Instagram The man, the myth, the legend......... Jools Matthews of @gulfstreamsurfboards who are probably making the nicest surfboards in the uk at the moment! diana and crossprocessed #film pic that's a couple years old now

#filmisnotdead #filmphotography #ishootfilm #toycamera #shaper #nofilter #handmade #craftsmen #lomography #portrait #120 #dianafplus #surfboard #shaper #madeinbritain

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

slimpig



Throwback to a fun French summer session. Nothing beats an early morning stroll to the beach in boardshorts with a small pack (poler stuff if you're interested) containing wax and a neoprene jacket and a towel that's all you need. I remember this session guiding the Gulfstream slimpig into a couple of clean waist high waves then coming back later in the day for some high tide shorebreak fun on the surfmat.

35mm sprockets courtesy of holga

Friday, 6 January 2017

Pre-surf stokage


via Instagram

BGA and @if6was9surfboards pre-surf stoke at the gate. About 20 mins in @if6was9surfboards found a coverup from somewhere to hoots from the peanut gallery. #impressed. Lomo LCa x Fuji film

 #film #nofilter #outsideisfree #outside #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead #analog #lomography #lca #surf #surfcheck #surfer #logging #35mm #35mmfilmphotography #sprockets #coldwatersurf #chasingwaves

Thursday, 5 January 2017

January 05, 2017 at 11:02AM


via Instagram Flat again today so here's a holga picture of a French fisherman post dawn patrol at #lasauzaie I always find it interesting how you rarely see anyone surfing the kind of boards I enjoy along this stretch of coast. It's mostly white thrusters, progressive longboards and SUP's. The surf shops are the same. It's like "sprout" never happened. :-) My Slimpig and the superchunk drew a fair bit of interest in the water. #film #ishootfilm #lomography #sprockets #35mm #holga #analog #analogphotography #surfcheck #fish #twinnie #vendee #surfer #nofilter #outsideisfree

Monday, 2 January 2017

January 02, 2017 at 04:33PM


via Instagram Pretty splendid dog walking weather. #sunset #nofilter #doodle #dogsofinstagram #labradoodle #beach #coastal #coastalliving #outsideisfree
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