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Earlier this month I went to the Elusive Welsh Open, a surf contest in South Wales at Porthcawl. I love going to Wales! The girls and guys who surf there are a good laugh. I always end up hooking up with my friends Georgie and Libby at surf contests as well as having gone on trips away with them too, so it's nice to know a few friendly faces already. Adam Laister, the videographer and landlocked surfer/snowboarder came along for the ride. The original plan had been to spend about 4 days in Wales, allowing us plenty of time to hunt...
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Surrounded on all sides by ocean and mountains, Wales is a land steeped in folklore. It’s a rugged country, filled with rugged people. Recently I’ve had the good fortune to get to know the ancient land of Cymru and its surf much better. There are times when Wales reminds me a lot of my home in North Cornwall, but then there are times when the land seems completely foreign to me, with enormous mountains rising out of the sea protecting the land behind them. It seems completely plausible to witness great fire-breathing dragons coiled around the summits of the mountains, shrouded...
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I stumbled upon Flow Surf and Skate in Porthcawl, South Wales, earlier this year. The unpretentious shop is home to surfboards, skateboards, wetsuits, clothing, sunglasses and much more and they are accompanied by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. I asked the owner Matt a few questions about the shop and their involvement in the local Welsh community.   Could you tell me a bit about the shop? Well the shop has been a long time coming really. Probably about five years in the making. I've always wanted to run my own business as I think I'm a bit of a jack...
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  • 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
  • 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
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