Friday, 26 November 2010


Not Delirium tremens, but some serious Diamond Tail love.

Between surfs, me and DL probably spend way too much time talking surfing and a lot of the ideas from those discussions were poured into the shape of my Slide Projector. And ever since then I've just had a real thing for Diamond Tails - I like the way a DT can give you a shorter turning arc by in effect reducing the rail length, I like that it can also track similarly to a pin tail for smooth trim and I just like the aesthetic overall... Here are a few DTs from the innerwebs.

Austin Bonzer.

Austin in his shaping shack.

Clean DT.

Winged hips plus DT.

KookBox DT Eggs - nice.

More KookBox - twins.

KookBox again - JT likes a DT too.

Point Concept.

Deadly combo.

Schaper shapes of Hawaii.

Bladed DT hull by Ryan Lovelace.

Triple strung soft DT.

Thursday, 25 November 2010


atticus finch
A simple trick.



Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Sunlight on glass.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Tris sticker
Tris sticker.

Spotted this in the carpark at PT last week on Andy's van, I've posted about Tris before. This is a different version with a bit more detail, particularly in the sky...

Monday, 22 November 2010

HAPPY DAY 19.11.10

Goodbye North Cornish coast.

An hour of blue sky time.

Hello Cork coast.

Bridget, the 1966 Volvo Amazon.

View from the wedding feast.

The happy couple.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Style for miles.

I've been hoping to come across this shot again for quite a while - I can remember having the original magazine and just soaking up the beauty of the full bleed double page spread photo. I'm pretty sure it was a JGB pic. Anyway, the ever-excellent Chrome Ball Incident posted it recently - thanks for that!

Monday, 8 November 2010


Mussel rock.

Another beautiful afternoon in Kernow on Sunday, before the wind and rain of the evening...


Sand pool.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Pete Fowler
Pete Fowler & Nessie.

Artist, illustrator, monster creator, toy designer, DJ, animator, musician, skater, etc, etc. Pete is a truly prolific talent, constantly creating and producing unique work. Along with his own company, monsterism, and a constant list of freelance commissions, he's produced work for Super Furry Animals, Magic Numbers, Kia Motors and ATP among others. It's quite safe to say that he's got a lot goin' on... He kindly sat down between moving house and working on numerous projects to answer a few questions about his work, his influences and his Kernow konnection.

Pete, I first met you rolling around on a skateboard - when & where did you start skating?

I started skating back in Cardiff in my mid teens after riding a BMX for a local shop for a while. Skating seemed way more exciting and cheaper than constantly buying new coaster brakes etc.

Do you still find time for the occasional nollie?

It's been a while since I had a skate, with broken bone and torn ligaments at the beginning of the summer, so could be a while before I lob a nollie but I can still remember some good ones I did.

Can you tell us about your connection to Cornwall?

I holidayed there with my family when I was very young and always loved it. My dad used to surf so the beaches were a really special place, quite like some of the beaches around past Swansea on the Gower coast. Later on I got into a fine art degree in Falmouth which was a great 3 years, making daft things and skating a lot with some of the best dudes I've met. I moved back there for a few years after I graduated, via the Scilly Isles!

Smithy spine grind in 'the kitchen' at St Newlyn East, early 90s (while still being built). Pic courtesy: Chris Fowler

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


If it's on the QPeeps then you know it's out there...

Quality Peoples has recently put up a few posts featuring peeps from our neck of the woods. Kernowfornia Dreaming, Adventures in Trim and Cloudsalt have all had a mention lately.

I really like checking out Quality Peoples, I think Ed has a great eye for a good image, so I have to admit to getting a bit of a buzz when I saw one of mine on his site a while ago.

Typo fin.

Monday, 1 November 2010


old wheels
Spotted in a window on a residential street in Falmouth.