Monthly Archives: April 2008

Epic Conditions in Thurso for Highland Open

Press release ” It was a day for the big name surfers to shine as The O’Neill Highland Open by Swatch moved into the second round. But it wasn’t just the surfers who were putting on a great show at … Continue reading

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Oneill Highland Open kicks off

The Highland Open was first staged in April 2006. Thurso had long been known to hardcore UK surfers as the home of one of the most serious and demanding waves in Europe and O’Neill took the decision to stage a … Continue reading

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New British surf film: Substance

Mr B’s films have been getting better and better and the latest offering due out this summer is no exception. The film contains a who’s who in British surfing and highlights the variety, potential and quality of the waves on … Continue reading

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Surfing, Batman and the Joker style

This is a hilarious 1967 clip from the original Batman TV series, where the man himself in full costume (including baggy yellow satin pants) has a surf off against the Joker. This is completely off the camp, cheesy scale…so make … Continue reading

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Best surf films ever….Endless summer

Endless Summer has to be up there with the best…its one of the originals, Bruce browns commentary is a laugh (though not quite politically correct in parts by modern standards) and the locations are great. Its a time capsule of … Continue reading

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Big wave event: Chile

Below is a press release from the APT, which looks interesting as it suggests this years big wave tow in events may be a pre-cursor for a future big wave world tour…logistically very difficult and really long waiting periods for … Continue reading

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Big wave surf exhibition

TORQUAY is bracing itself for the planet’s biggest, meanest and deadliest waves to roll into Surf World. Riding Liquid Mountains, which opens at Surf World in March, will be the most comprehensive big wave exhibition in the world. The exhibition … Continue reading

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British surfing museum “An art History of British surfing” exhibit comes to Grimsby

In terms of surfing, Lincolnshire is rarely placed on anyones map (not all bad as theres more waves for us!) but Pete Robinson who runs the British Surfing Museum out of Brighton has got together with the Grimsby National Fishing … Continue reading

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Mike Parsons wins XXL big wave awards

You may have seen a post a few days ago where I tried to second guess the outcome of the Biggest Wave award at Billabong’s XXL award…well I got it wrong and Mike Parsons scooped the award for the second … Continue reading

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Solo Free climbing

I’ve read a quite a few surf books and surf mags over the years and theres often a link mentioned between surfing and mountain climbing. Admittedly this connection appears primarily amongst California writers but it got me thinking (not good!)…surely … Continue reading

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