Tag Archives: Surfing

Loco 7.10ft surf SUP review

Wave season is coming and it would be a shame not to have a shiny new stick in your stand up paddle board quiver fit for lumping seven bells out of those multiple fat lips. Loco’s 7.10ft could be just the … Continue reading

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Learning to surf – and never looking back

After my introduction to our Mother Ocean as a toddler, which mostly involved clinging round my dad’s neck as he swam and dived in the foam, I was eventually given a crappy fluorescent green bodyboard – complete with string wrist … Continue reading

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Where have all the surfers gone?

When I were a lad I used to be an absolute sponge for anything related to sliding sideways on a board. Magazines, videos (the cassette type!) and any other way of gorging myself on surfing, snowboarding and windsurfing were things … Continue reading

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Thurso watersports mini guide

Thurso holds a special place in the hearts of surfers as, on its day, the fabled reef breaks of the area can be world class. However, this part of Scotland isn’t the sole domain of the rip, shred and tear … Continue reading

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East Wittering watersports beach guide

East Wittering is another local haunt of mine and great for enthusiasts who practice a variety of different watersports. Perfect for windsurfing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, kitesurfing and sailing – East Wittering is a super diverse location with … Continue reading

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Surfers – surfing stereotypes

Sitting out in the lineup at the weekend I was staring around at a packed beach and couldn’t help but notice a few similarities between certain groups. This got me thinking… Is this a surfing stereotype? – pic Tez Following … Continue reading

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Becoming a surfing journalist, watersports writer, action sports content creator and founding editor of x3 magazines

Making a living out of watersports writing and surfing journalism was never going to be easy. Turning my passion into a career has always been a goal and getting to this point has certainly taken its time. Windurf! – pic Julia … Continue reading

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Porthcawl, Wales – surfing location mini guide

Here’s another one of my many surf haunts that’s been added to the sitons.com site. Porthcawl, Wales,  is one of the closest south west surf locations to my home and as such is easily doable for a day mission. Hit … Continue reading

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Becoming a watersports instructor

When I set off on my seasonaire journey I never would have guessed how the years spent working overseas, teaching the sports I love, would have molded me. Working as a coach/instructor gave me so many different skills – and … Continue reading

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Surf zone etiquette

Summer seems to be finally here (in the southern part of the UK at least). With winter’s hardcore surfing crew left trailing in the ‘off season’ wake, (spring) and summer will see masses of watercraft, and their pilots, descend on coastal wave … Continue reading

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