Sunday, 19 June 2016

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day Dad, sorry for the lack of posts on here. Keep going strong Dad and always inspiring.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Fresh look x Gulfstream Surfboards

A new look for the Gulfstream Surfboards shop in Woolacoombe. Looking forward to visiting soon and checking out the very best of British Surfboards.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Race Head MX

Last week was a great week for doing the RaceHead coaching. I met some amazing people and athletes along the South Coast and one of the highlights of this week was being able to provide a short Race Head session to these two young Motocross riders. I've known these two since babies and although moving to Cornwall don't see them too much, both Charlie as Ollie Beamish follow in the MX footsteps of their father (one of my oldest friends) Dan Beamish and their Grandfather Graham Beamish of Beamish Suzuki fame. Both Charlie and Ollie are both committed racers and racing is their passion. I'm sure the Race Head techniques will help their physical training plans and racing goals. Best of luck for the 2016 Season and thanks for the opportunity.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Pintails vs The Oklahoma Attitude!!

Back in the 70's a surf film called Big Wednesday (for those who don't know, but should know better) had a scene where two of the lead characters Matt Johnson and Leroy 'The Masochist' argued over the benefits of the square tail vs the pintail!! The reply from Matt to his friend who had dared to prefer the Square, was simply "thats just your Oklahoma attitude". Matt was right, pintails are simply the most beautiful thing and create such smooth unbroken lines. But then that is just my opinion!!!
This fine represenation of the pintail is presented to you by the finest shapers and purveyors of surf craft Gulfstream Surfboards.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016


As I contemplate getting back in the sea after my broken foot (another four weeks till full weight bearing) I'm becoming quite excited about the fun I'm going to have. Firstly, I won't be worrying about crowds, I'm over that, right now just to be in the ocean again after a few months and pick f a few nice ones will be reward enough for me. I'm not worrying about board choice as I have three beauties that suit everything we get here in Sennen, all lovingly shaped by Jools at Gulfstream in Devon. This one is my 8'2" 'Whatever', its like a shorter longboard or a larger Egg. All I know is I have had more fun on this design board in the past two years than any other and I can't wait to get back in again on this beauty this summer. Its like a transitional time piece of fun, its 'whatever'!!

My Friend Steve, has taken his to Morocco for the past two winters and must be about ready for a newbie as he says he has endlessly surfed in in perfect points and raves about it.

Unlike a lot of boards around at the moment this was fully custom shaped and if your looking for sustainable then look no further. This is no part-time hobby for Jools, for 20+ years he's been supporting local suppliers, local workforce and by using Homeblown blanks, he's not relying on imported blanks to get your board started. The only problem with UK sourcing is resin and cloth and yes on standard boards the machine is occasionally utilised, but if you want custom, you get custom, you get the hand shaped experience of an award winning shaper and the stunning resin work of Matt.

I can't wait to get back on this board and get in cranking again. Drop knees on an 8 footer, nothing better!!!

Sunday, 27 March 2016