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I'm not a big fan of the party wave, but it seems some days it's unavoidable to at least get dropped in on once. Surfing is becoming more popular as a one-time "have a go" sport, which is increasing the learner to proficient surfer ratio at popular beaches.   If you are lucky enough to get a decent wave to yourself in a lineup like these pictured, then good luck paddling back out as you duck and weave your way through the crowd.     Photo by MJ Photography   Just today I nearly collided with a (possibly Italian?) tourist who...
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  Dear Captivated Audience. I'm writing to provide the "broke" surfer with a guide. Broke being a flexible word in this article. For me it's broken as in "Ouch my knee bent the wrong way." Also I will include all of you that suffer with "Crap, my only surfboard is broken" and "Crap, I'm stone broke again." My aim is to help all of us to find things to do when broke , broken or broke is included in our status. Being a surfer reading this you will all know there has been a time when one (or all) of the...
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The story of my back injury is one that I’ve told many times. Bude, where I live, is a pretty small town and everyone I bump into on the street asks what happened and how I’m getting on. The community spirit is actually amazing and I’m only just realizing how much I appreciate it.  It all happened back in September, in some woods near where I live. I’ve been going to these woods for years and playing around on the rope swings there for as long as I can remember. But this visit was no ordinary visit. I fell from a...
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  • Surfing Valentine's Cards ~ Now you can actually buy them!

      Surfers are sweet. Sometimes salty, but mostly sweet. And to prove it here are some surfing-themed Valentine's cards. You can buy them from our Zazzle shop. Or if you're skint, just copy and paste one of the images below onto your Valentine's Facebook page. If that doesn't do the trick, they clearly have no feelings. Click on any image to view it in the shop.   ...

    by Alfie Hayward
    Monday, 01 February 2016
  • Six Species of Surfer

      Admit it. We're a weird bunch. Here are six of the creatures you'll find yourself mingling with in the line up.   (Illustrations by Andi Pratt. Check out more of his crazy work here and on Instagram.)     And all together:       So which one are you? Or are you a different beast entirely? Let us know in the comments below.   ...

    by Alfie Hayward
    Monday, 11 January 2016
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