Magicseaweed Winter Session

4 days after uploading our edit to the Magicseaweed Surf Winter Session competition we've reached over 16K views!!

Tomas Hein did a great job at capturing the atmosphere on this magic day in Thurso... If you haven't seen it yet, click on the link below now!


If you'd like to know more about Tomas and his photographic project on British Surfing don't hesitate to check out his website right here: http://www.tomashein.com/blog/

Saltburn Pier

We scored amazing little waves in Saltburn for the UK Pro Surf Tour contest. I came 3rd in the final and am now closer to number 1 on the UKPSA Rankings. Check out the highlights here: https://vimeo.com/77561365

Just like in Bournemouth or Boscombe, Saltburn has a pier, and god knows how much I love shooting the pier... Here's a clip of me surfing through it twice on the same wave. Shot on Tomas Hein's GoPro 3 Black Edition. Follow him on his photographic project about British Surfing named: 'Road to nowhere'


Today at Thurso East

It's hard to describe today. Thurso East was magical for the UKPST comp but unfortunately with a 20 sec period it was slow.

I entered my heat hopeful, and amped to get tubed. But it didn't really go to plan. I caught one of the bombs of the day but took off a meter too deep and unfortunately couldn't get around the first section. The wave was big and my leash snapped. After losing 12 minutes retrieving my board and another leash I still had time to get back into the heat, but the ocean went flat.

I felt empty. Frustrated and disgusted. Finishing 4th in this round meant my dreams of becoming Uk champ became near impossible. And not only that I also had to endure watching my friends score 10pt rides and getting some of the best barrels of their lives while I was stuck on the shore, powerless. I have never felt so dead inside. I had been waiting for this kind of opportunity for years, if not all my life.

The final was probably the most impressive heat I've seen. It was CT level. Two 10s and two 9s went down in the most perfect waves in the world. So hats off to the boys and congrats Luis Eyre for the win.

Determined to turn this dark day around I decided to paddle out after the contest. The waves were firing and the locals were on it. Luckily I managed to sneak into 5 bombs and caught the best barrels I've had since my trip to the Mentawaiis in 2010. I felt ecstatic, and that was exactly what I needed.

So there it is... From the darkest to the greatest state of being. From depressed to euphoric. From sorrow to bliss.

This is the reason why I'm passionate about this sport, and this is the reason why I live.

Thank you Thurso for giving me a second chance. I hope to be back soon...



Ian 3rd at Sopelana Pro Junior!!

After a solid performance finishing 7th at the Sooruz Royan Pro Junior Ian strikes again, and strikes harder! He posted solid totals throughout the whole event winning his quarter final and semi final match ups. Despite a great start to the final with a 6.17pts Ian came up short against Leo Fioraventi who scored a 10pt ride and Diego Mignot who scored a total of 18.50pts to take the win...

Now sitting 4th on the rankings, GO IAN!


Ian 7th at the Sooruz Pro Junior in Royan. Great start to the season.

Ian put on an epic show at the Sooruz Pro Junior in Royan last weekend. Despite some great surfing he fell just short in the semis on Sunday. Scoring a solid total 12,80 / 20 he would have actually made it through the other semi! 

Awesome result nonetheless and now sitting 7th on the Pro Junior ranking, so epic stuff all round....


UK Night Surf 2013

The UK Night Surf was a blast! Ian came up from Brittany and joined me for this 2013 edition, where he entered both the Open and the Pro Junior division.

The difficult conditions and the number of heats surfed made this comp a marathon event for Ian. Taking the bull by the horns he ripped every single heat apart scoring 9s and 8s the whole weekend. He came up just short in the Open semis and finished 5th but took out first place in the Pro Junior category with style...

Luckily I had a few less heats to deal with and managed to get myself up to the Open final. I finished 4th in the end which is a great result for the season ahead.

Looking forward to more of these in the coming months...



UK Night Surf is happening this weekend!

Get down to Newquay for this amazing comp. Great surf, great music, great entertainment! Both Gordon and Ian are competing this year, fingers crossed for success!



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Oh the joys of a week's holiday in the sun... We hit Fuerteventura on a direct flight from Bournemouth in search for a bit of warmth, peace, and waves. We found all of the above.
This week's trip ended up being a great warm up for the season and enabled me to come relaxed at the English Surfing Championships at Watergate Bay this weekend. I came second in the end, it was a tight final and the waves were great so I'm happy. Looking forward to the rest of the Pro season.