Thursday, 27 November 2008

My daily schedule at the moment (as a non-worker, actually when I was working consists of trawling the surfblogs.

Dalybread takes some rad shots that keeps me stoked on getting back to Cali. Shakas & Singlefins covers all the artyness I need. Svrf&Destroy is the dirty metal side of surfing and a lot of these are all tied together on the Grass is Greener blog which kinda covers it all.

So now you know what to do if yer bored.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Found this on flickr - incredibly rad slow exposure of Rest Bay rocks. A large amount of my young teen years were spent mucking around here. Check out the rest of the shots here.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Aaarrrgghh. Apologies for the lack of blog-ness, I've been slack and there is no excuse. And I keep forgetting the camera when I go for a surf.

Here's a vid of the one band I can go back to time and time again without it getting stale. It's taken from probably the most influential (to me anyways) bit of TV from my youth - the "No Nirvana" show on The Late Show. It was packed full of bands doing songs that are still some of my favourites today. It's all on youtube and it's just made my sunday.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Had an over active weekend - London, Zoo, Camden comics, Rochester skatepark, mammoth drives and a monday morning junk surf. Rad times. I took a load of snaps from the zoo so prepare yourself for a meerkat overdose sometime soon.

I also missed fridays random so here you go, #3 with a bullet....errr...birdy....

Wee burdy, Pacific Beach.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

It's my last day in my current temp job so as you'd expect I'm spending it goofing around on the internet. Same as all the other days actually.

Anyways I came across this snap of me on Muttlynets photostream from a BBQ we held the other year. Thats my back alleyway 1/4 with real/fake pool coping, me and Wayne shot a vid on it too that I'll put up at some point, it's the highlight of my skatefilm career I think.

The old fart up the road hates us skating this but we don't shred it enough to worry him these days. Anyone for a schralp-o?

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

I spent a bit of time in Croyde over the summer, leaving Wiltshire super early, and getting to know the break. It's a rad one when it's on but I never really got in there when it was super good. These photos are probably from the best day I had there, well apart from the day Jim missed by sleeping in. Bummer.

Works better at a lower tide, really fun peaks this day.

Summer time for sure.

This guy had some serious speed lines, this is how my singlefin should (will) be moving.

Slash I up.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Aahh weekend. Rugby woe followed by skate fun followed by skate woe followed by top grub and computer fishing. Radness.

Jim tweaked his ankle pretty bad on the sunday. He's probably blogged it in an extreme way HERE. Heal up soon champ.

On the upside I quit my temp job today to find something where I may actually get real work to do. Not before I try and get a few days off for a surf though.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Friday Randoms #2

Bent City 2005 "Dear Skatan" wish list. I think we pretty much got everything we put down, well except Allah - although I haven't seen Crazy Phil for a while so maybe he's converted?

Anyone interested in dicking around in Cornwall for a week next summer please let me know.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

The new board got it's surf baptism in perfect 3-4ft Rest this morning, unfortunately I sucked and I think it'll take a few surfs to get this board sliding right. I did manage a 3 1/2hr session though, and was pretty toasty all the way through, can't see that lasting mind. No pics as didn't take Cam but this place (Err if you are super quick) has a couple.

Picked up some new boots too, but don't tell the wife.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Waxed and ready to go.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Ah North Shore, the incredibly quotable 80's surf cheese fest. Starring Occy, Gerry Lopez and pre-tow-in Laird Hamilton. Ask anyone in my year at school who surfed and they will be able to quote at least half this film. Now someone's stuck it all up on Youtube. Get stoked!

"No-one rides a twinny in Hawaii"

Monday, 3 November 2008

Got my fin before the weekend, looks sweet. Looking alright for surf later this week but I feel a cold coming on so getting tanked up on orange juice and Lemsip Max.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

My wonderful little Niece turned 1 today so we had a family do in lovely old Wiltshire.

Grace also does impressions. This first one is Oliver Reed. (We start em young on the booze in our family).

She also does a mean Ian Mckaye.

Happy Birthday Grace!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Just you wait until I get a lomo. They'll all come out like these:

Epic (and I use that word to it's fullest) session at a muddy Filton bowl this morning. Howling, freezing northerly winds, Corspey coffee warmers and FS Slashers in the deep end. The Bear returned and got street. Pics to follow.