Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Ah summer time, we love the long evenings and the warm weather but how frustrating can the lack of decent swell be! I know we can't have everything but I would love a some decent waves right now! Never the less I am going to make dam sure I make the most of surfing in my C-Skins Solace wetsuit before the temperatures drop and I am kitted head to toe in neoprene. Even if that means surfing small, onshore wind chop waves, I am getting out there.

Keeping surf motivated between the small to flat spells is hard I know, and ensuring your fitness levels don't drop is even harder. I feel the answer to not letting your surf stoke and motivation slip is to surf AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!

Yes I said it, the only way to stay focussed, excited and progress with surfing is to surf. There are no excuses, get out there, embrace the bad days and surf, surf, surf!

If it's flat, grab a SUP, go for a sea swim or paddle along the coast. Whatever you choose to do, do it in the ocean. I love heading out on a SUP. You get to experience the ocean on a new level and see the coast from a different view point. Whether you want to paddle out to sea, hug the shore or SUP on a river, you're going to give your body a much needed work out. You will work your core, legs, and upper body all at the same time and will use muscles you didn't even know you had.

When the waves are small, try using a different board. Borrow a longboard or take a foamy board out. Don't miss the small days because you don't have the right kit. A couple of summers a go I added a 6'6 full nosed board into my quiver and it was by far the best thing I ever did. I now have a board that is perfect for the small days that won't suit my shortboard. Gone are the days where you can have one surfboard for all conditions, in my opinion this concept doesn't exist. Investing in a bigger board that if well kept can see you through a lifetime of surfing is the best advice I can give you, it will change your summer surfs for the better.

As you can see from the waves I am surfing in these shots that Checkered Photography took, it's small, onshore and really weak but I am having so much fun! Which in all honestly isn't surfing about having fun?

N E O P R E N E  :  C - S K I N S   S O L A C E   B O Y   L E G
S U R F B O A R D  :  6 ' 6   T I M E   P I E C E   B Y   F O U R T H   S U R F B O A R D S 
P H O T O G R A P Y  :  C H E C K E R E D   P H O T O G R A P H Y


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