Sunday, May 31, 2009

sunday - sunshine - surfing

I was able to get every one up and out really early this morning. the sun was been shinning (as still is). a short drive to the north coast parked up on the beach. in the water early and out the back into half decent waves before it was even nearly crowded. at a beach that is famous for over crowding.

we where already on the back on the beach and drinking coffee before the lifeguards started work and heading home against the massive flow of traffic beachwards before midday. love this chance photo taken today while my youngest was playing with a tennis ball, throwing it in the air.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

the surfing tribe

I was at croyde (devon) over the weekend for the saltrock open surf competition, part of the UK pro surf tour. where I was coaching international surfer gabi rowe. gabi was competiting in the girls U16 event. even though she was initially annoyed with her surfing in the semi-final it was enough to get her through. the final was a different situation after getting two steady waves she cut loose on her third wave with a committed powerful lip bash making her the clear winner in her category and me very proud to be associated with her.

I also bumped into longtime surfer/surf historian roger mansfield whose son leon won the boys U16 event at the saltrock open. Roger has after some years of research published a new book 'the surfing tribe' documenting the rise of surfing in Britain from the 1930s to the modern day. I have had a look through seems an excellent book well worth reading, with some great pictures both historical and insightful. click here for more

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


guerilla marketing is nothing new, viral marketing is nothing new either. so these pictures will not need to be explained. so I wont but will say that these pictures are part of a large project in the south west that hopefully will mean something soon.

Monday, May 11, 2009

promoting Luca

I realise it isn't very cool for me to be promoting my own son here on my blog, but still he has just got him self a place at glasgow school of art to study 'sculpture and environmental art' so I don't mind. here is some of his work.
all I will say is that the tree had fallen to the beach, and it is somewhere in cornwall. I think process is key to the project rather than the finished product, though as with some of his other pieces they will become more interesting with time.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

feed the fish

I know its not new but I like the way this works, just hover your mouse over the virtual pond to get the fish to follow.