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

Beach Life, Conservation, events

Review: Ocean Film Festival, Brighton

The Ocean Film festival was, to put it simply, fantastic. No matter what you love about the ocean, they covered it; from adventure, to conservation, from swimming to surfing, from people to nature....

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...