Thursday, 26 November 2009


R Gwithian
The song remains the same - R in a timeless moment

It's easy to believe that everything about surfing has changed beyond all recognition in the last 20 years.
Wetsuits are now as flexible as a t-shirt yet warmer than a duvet. Internet forecasts and webcams beamed direct to your i-phone. Surf schools on virtually every beach - all year round. Hordes of people in the water, crowding the breaks, not knowing what they're doing, clogging up the car parks and local roads. Secret spots gone forever. Mainstream companys jumping onto the surfing bandwagon. Lifeguards trying to insist leashes become mandatory. Airlines charging more to carry the boards than the passengers. The list is endless.
But there are some things that stay the same. When you manage to get a few free hours to go and surf, paddling out to catch a few, nothing else seems to matter. Once in the sea it's timeless; just you, on your board, amongst the waves. And that will never change.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
Touch me I'm sick

Actually I feel a lot better today, but this tune came to mind in my delirious state yesterday. The first single from Mudhoney released in 1988 the same year as their debut EP, Superfuzz Bigmuff.

Friday, 20 November 2009


Every kind of people
It takes every kind of people, to make what life's about. Every kind of people, to make the world go 'round...

Reminds me of the local line-up in the surf these days
Guest kaller - Tyde, aged 9

Monday, 16 November 2009


blue tiles
Decided to spend a night on the tiles

Saturday, 14 November 2009


surf list
Going for a surf in the summer is a lot simpler...

Friday, 13 November 2009


friday 13th
Be lucky

Hope you have a good weekend.


modern life is rubbish

I just can't stop myself from using this font – BLACKOUT – at the moment. Here's a nifty little bin we bought for our kitchen compost.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


North Steyne Manly NSW
Looking up, down and all around NSW

It's with great pleasure that I welcome a fellow blogger from downunder lookingupdownallaround (he's a Kernow boy too, born and bred).

Friday, 6 November 2009


I would really, really love to go to Hawaii, surely it's every surfers default duty to at least think about making the pilgrimage.

haleiwa - north shore
I'd like to be hanging out here...

I'd be happy to surf anywhere in the islands; Kauai, Maui, and of course Oahu. Waikiki, Makhaha, Haleiwa, just saying the names makes me feel good (although I'm under no illusions about actually being able to surf at any of these fabled spots) I'd at least like to go, pay my respects, soak up the history and try and paddle out somewhere along the North Shore...

hang dead
Hope I don't end up like this...

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

WHAT THE ...?!

Jen surfing
Our friend Jenny enjoying one of the recent clean days we had down here.

Jen surfing drop in guy
Until this guy decided he wanted the same wave.

Jen surfing drop in guy kook
Thanks for nothing! Shame on you.

Photos by Andrew Garner

Monday, 2 November 2009

Sunday, 1 November 2009


big blue from above
I wish...

... I could fly.

Then I could see more views of the big blue like this