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August, 2015

The big move

By August 31, 2015 Escape

The big move

On the journey home from Cornwall a few weeks ago, I was determined to be positive and happily reflect on an amazing holiday.

By the time we reached Devon my resolve vanished. We stopped for coffee at the services and whilst standing in the queue, the floodgates opened. I couldn’t speak for the lump in my throat and the usually enticing cake display blurred behind a sea of tears.

I probably sound like an ungrateful child who cries at the end of the party because they don’t want to go home. But those who love surfing and being by the coast, especially the ones inland will understand how gut wrenching it is to leave it all behind. To return to landlockedsville when you don’t know when the next surf will be is like being a fish plucked out of water.

It was the last straw and the final push I needed. I didn’t want to leave it all behind again.

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Carrying your surfboard..the easy way!

By August 23, 2015 Surf more

Rail grabber

If like me you struggle to carry your surfboard because your arms are short or you haven’t got the strength to carry the board on your head (which isn’t a good idea when its windy anyway), you’ll know how knackering it can be just to get your board down to the beach. You might have also tried carrying the board on your hip. Yep, I have done that too and it has put a real strain on my lower back setting the tone for a painful surf session which I have had to cut short.

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The next level

By August 18, 2015 Escape, Surf more
Photo courtesy of Checkered Photography

Photo courtesy of Checkered Photography

I think it’s fair to say that I have reached my comfort zone when it comes to surfing. I can catch waves, get to my feet (although not by the correct method) and ride the white water til the cows come home. I have fun, which is what it’s all about but I want to take my surfing to the next level and to do that I need some help.

I also want a different perspective. I think it’s great to mix things up a bit and you can learn so much from different people. I was keen to get the input from a female surfer who understands the issues that women surfers have especially with confidence.

For me there was no better person to do this than British pro surfer Corinne Evans.

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What makes a good surf?

By August 16, 2015 Escape, Surf more, Thoughts

What makes a good surf

I have just come back from an amazing week in Cornwall. Probably the best holiday I have ever had thanks to a combination of heaps of surfing, exploring new places, awesome eateries and some great weather!

I have never been able to surf so much in a week before. Usually we book a week and have these great ideas about how we will surf every day, and then the wave gods laugh at us and either present us with a sea of calm or shit onshore conditions and howling winds.

This time, they must have taken pity on us and decided we deserved a break. Four surfs in a row later and my arms are like noodles, my dodgy shoulder is sore, I’m knackered but my god I feel totally stoked!

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Landlocked surfgirls meet up

By August 2, 2015 Love, Thoughts

I may not have been able to surf at the weekend but I did the next best thing by meeting up with my landlocked surf buddies Kelly and Sophia.

Making friends with people who share my passion for surfing has been a huge part of my journey. It’s one of the best things you can do as a landlocked surfer – finding likeminded people to share the stoke, the frustrations, life and adventures.

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