Surfer on calm water
Beach Life, Surfing

‘Undercurrents’ – Exploring the simple joy of surfing

It's almost mid-October, and I'm itching to go surfing. Usually, I'm what's known as a 'fair weather' surfer - the thought of running into the sea during the UK winter isn't usually my idea of fun. But jumping into crystal blue seas, with the sun shining warmly overhead? Perfect.  Yet this year, I'm willing to… Continue reading ‘Undercurrents’ – Exploring the simple joy of surfing

Standing in wetsuits in Newquay
Beach Life, Surfing

Why a surf lesson is always a good idea…

It had been an entire year since I last surfed, back in Lanzarote, so on our recent trip to Cornwall, I decided I’d probably need a refresher. I booked a place on a lesson at Escape Surf School in Newquay for the day after we arrived. On the first day though, I decided to hire a board and go it alone...

Beach Life, Fitness & Wellbeing, Surfing

Making waves for young people…

In just under a month, I'll be by the beach in Cornwall listening to one of my favourite bands, Sunset Sons.  But it's not just a standard gig. This one, in a venue by Perranporth beach, is in aid of an absolutely brilliant charity called The Wave Project,  which helps reduce anxiety in young people and improve their confidence - all through surfing...

Surfing, Travel

Caribbean Chill: In which I learn to SUP

There’s been a deafening silence on this blog lately caused by a number of reasons. Firstly, my workplace has been manic. Last month I spent a lot of time away from home, worked a lot of long days and felt so tired, I thought I’d never get enough sleep again. I also spent a bit… Continue reading Caribbean Chill: In which I learn to SUP