How to survive a winter surf

Having just come back from a winter surf, I’m converted. It’s quieter and the waves are more consistent but, there are a few things you need to know to stay safe and warm…

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Make waves, move mountains…

 I’ve been wanting to write something about female empowerment for a while, and then up popped ROXY on my Instagram feed this morning… The Australian-founded company (sister to Quiksilver) has launched a global campaign called Make Waves, Move Mountains.

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Why a surf lesson is always a good idea…

Standing in wetsuits in Newquay

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…

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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…

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