Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Busy, busy, busy.....

Well the past month or so has been hectic!

Finally got my great new house near the sea with my beautiful girl and we've been flat out doing the place up. It's still looking like a building site but its getting there and with views like this on our door step the hard work will be worth it....

I've managed to sneak a few surfs in between the building work, here's a shot the Zac Gibson snapped at Saunton on a sunny day a few weeks back. 

Competed in a few comps recently as well, helped 'Hotdoggers A' retain the British Club Champs title and even got a little shot in the Journal #famous.

I've been really enjoying surfing my single fin recently, Paul Waters at Black and White surfboards has shaped an absolute gem of a board. A couple weeks back I competed in a single fin contest at saunton. The comp went really well until midway through the final, where I let Jack Unsworth take a set wave off me. Jack made the most of it and nailed every point out of the wave, scoring a 9 out of a maximum 10. I ended up 2nd in a really good event, which had a great vibe.

Finally, I got to see the legend Jack Johnson perform just up the road at 'Somersault Festival'. A quality night! 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The season begins....

It's that time of year again, the days are long, the boots are off and the surf contests arrive. It's been a strange start to the contest season, with a number of mates weddings an annoying leg injury keeping me out of a couple events.

However I have managed to compete in three events so far and been happy to make the final in all three. Last week saw the return of the British Longboard Union to my home break Saunton. I competed in the traditional single fin logging event against a stacked field and managed to take some decent scalps en route to the final. Unfortunately the surf dropped on day two for the final and I placed 4th, just behind Skindog.

Here's a few pics from the BLU event.

Photo by Juliet Marlow
Photo by Mike Stevens
Photo by Simon Mitchell (Corduroy Lines)

Friday, 3 January 2014

Surf, surf, surf a proposal, lots of drinking and then more surf…..

Well it's nearly time to go back to work after the festive season shut down and what an epic holiday it's been!

I've literally surfed till my arms have nearly dropped off.

Dave Hutchings is the biggest brother I've ever known and he has practically been living in the water these past few weeks. He did however step onto dry land for a brief moment where he found time to ask his beautiful girlfriend to marry him. So a massive congratulations to my best mate!

The swell has been battering the North Devon coast for weeks now and the winds have been favourable to a number of sheltered winter spots. It's a Xmas period that i'll remember for a long time.

It is important to know you limits as http://www.eyeballhq.tv have pointed out, the sea is a very dangerous place when its this rough. So go careful!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013


Just recently been featured on the Surfeyes Instagram page. They showcase surfers from all over the world. http://instagram.com/surfeyes

Thats right, chilling on the same page as Julian Wilson and Kelly Slater, haha!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Drift Innovation Ghost HD - Saunton Surf

Drift Innovation and Obsessive Disorder have teamed up on a little project, meaning I've been lucky enough to try out the new Ghost HD action waterproof camera. Here's a little vid I've put together from a sunny morning session at my local beach.
Music - King and Lionheart by Of Monsters and Men.

Saunton Surf - Greg Norman from Greg Norman on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Pacific Longboarder Magazine - Oct 2013

PLB have just recently run another of Zac Gibson's shots as their shot of the day. This one was of me surfing Jailbreaks in the Maldives. Stoked!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

North Devon Surf

Finally some proper swell has arrived and every surfer in North Devon has been getting there fair share. 
Below is a shot from a midweek session we scored the other day, stoked to manage to get the day off work!

I'm yet to get any shots/footage from the new swells, so here's a quick clip from the a little wind swell day back in the summer.