Monday, December 24, 2007

Majorsporty Flyer

Majorsporty have produced several thousands flyers and have used a shot of me from the worlds on the front...obviously great for me but also brilliant for the here to see the and print the poster.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Canoe & Kayak: cover shot and Articles

Check out the January issue of Canoe & Kayak UK Magazine. 
It features a cover shot from the worlds taken by Steve Childs and also marks the beginning of my workshop here to visit the magazine.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Canoe Focus Cover Shot

Check out the Canoe Focus magazine this month:
Thanks to Steve Childs for the photography

Friday, November 23, 2007

Earls Court Boatshow: 1st-9th December

I'm really excited to be able to team up with at the Earls Court Boatshow in a couple of weeks. Their stand will include my portfolio and on the 8th-9th I'll be there with my kayak and equipment so if anyone's interested in meeting up come on should be a really good show and more great promotion for the sport :)

Monday, November 19, 2007


Majorsporty: Online Store and Interactive Community
I'm pleased to have the support of majorsporty who are a great company with a real commitment to sport promotion and development. Check out their website which includes my profile which will be developed over time. Thanks to Richard Harpham and the guys for all the support.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Guernsey Press Article good write in the Guernsey Press yesterday. Got a good air shot on the back page too :)


I'm pleased to announce that i'm now a committee member for the world surf kayak association. It's an exciting time for the myself and the sport and i hope that i can use my passion for surf kayaking to support the committee in the sport's development worldwide.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

World Championship Final...

Awesome weather and surf today...about 8ft clean, with bright sunshine...nice :) My plan was to go right and enjoy the heat. I pretty much managed that but did get a bit frustrated at missing the set waves. Still I managed a couple of nice ones, including a risky off the lip move right next to the rocks!...all or nothing eh!...anyway...i knew i could really have done with one more good wave and at this level that's costly. I finished 3rd (again!) which i'm really pleased with...3rd in the world isn't a bad result!!! Also i won the prize for best move of the contest which i'm really stoked about :) ...just trying to get the images together for the watch this 24hrs of driving ahead...back to the colder climes of Yorkshire. Hope to catch up with some of you on the water soon. Happy Surfing :)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Worlds Update (saturday)...

This morning we completed the team finals and if my calculations are correct then Team Jersey finished in 3rd place...just ahead of England :) sweet! Due to the unsurfable beach dump at Bakio this afternoon, the Mens Finals will now be held tomorrow morning so it'll be another day until we can fight for the world title!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Worlds: Team Update

With three 1sts today the team did really well against some tough competition and we've finished the 2nd round in 3rd place :) a great result and also means we're through to the team finals which will be held Saturday morning at Mundaka. A good swell coming in means it should be an exciting contest. I'm really excited about tomorrow, its going to be a lot of fun being in the HP final which will undoubtedly be a hot heat...really awesome to watch i'm sure!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Semi Finals...

Another tough day!...after postponing the team event my semi final got underway at 3pm. With a head cold kicking in it was again a real struggle to get my energy levels up and focussed on the heat and a 5ft shore pound didn't help matters! The heat started well and in the first 7 minutes i was feeling strong with some good lip moves, including an air pretty much above rusty! The 2nd half of the heat didn't go so well, i found a nice walling left but a beat down on the inside really sapped my energy. With another close round it was a tense wait but i again pulled 2nd which means i'm through to the final on Saturday afternoon. I've got to say i'm really stoked to be in the final and hopefully with a rest day tomorrow can get over this cold and find my top form. Another bit of news...i made the local newspaper with my air shot from earlier in the week :)...that's fame for you eh!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Worlds Update...

Today started with a really stacked heat...up against both the world and european champions, it could easily have been a final. Once again, conditions were tough with small waves and onshore wind making for very messy surf. A small aerial was enough to secure 2nd place tough and through to the quarter finals. In deteoriating conditions and with a stomach bug niggling, i was feeling far from on form and really struggled to get the rides i needed. By some miracle what i did was just enough to secure another 2nd so i'm through to the semi finals tomorrow afternoon...i'm praying for good waves!! this space :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Team Jsy Update

Monday was little more than a beach pounding...but a nice air (photo coming soon!)...won me my heat and flurry of good results mean that after day 1 Team Jersey are tied 4th place. If we can hold 4th for the 2nd round then we'll qualify for the finals!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hola...from Bakio (Spain)

Just a quick update from typical competition style, the surf's gone flat from the opening round but i somehow managed to scrape through to win my heat :) so its a few days of team event then the pressure's on thursday for the next individual round...gonna be a very very tough heat though. Swells just starting to kick in as we speak so off to Mundaka this evening for what could be some nice conditions. Also added some training shots to my gallery, taken by Steve Childs ( watch this space for more shots...hopefully getting pitted in Mundaka by the end of the week! :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bonjor! in France

After a loooong drive from the NE, leaving behind some awesome surf. I'm in warmer climes, soaking up the sun and surfing hard. 5-6ft glassy clean condditions mean it's pretty much perfect. The last 2 days have consisted of 7 hrs surfing a day, with coffee and croisants in between sesssions :) probably going to head to Mundaka (spain) weds this space

Monday, October 08, 2007

UK HP Finals: Silver Medal

Just returned from Cornwall and near perfect conditions. Managed to take the silver and £100 prize money so pleased with that :) I'll be putting together a report for so watch this space for photos etc.

Friday, October 05, 2007

High Performance Series Finals This Weekend

Just arrived in Cornwall for the finals of the UK High Performance Series 2007. Had a nice afternoon of 2ft clean waves so hopefully it'll hold up for the event!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Freerange Sports Optics

Just recieved some nice sunglasses from freerange sports optics!...check out their website at:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

magazine shoot...

Spent today with Canoe Kayak Magazine doing some 'lifestyle' shots!...lots of posing on the beach!!...funny! Unfortunately after yesterday's classic glassy conditions the wind switched and messed it all up but good fun anyway :) My interview's coming out in November so watch out for that...then i'll be writing a regular surf column starting with December's this space!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

hello from Cornwall

Just thought i'd check in to let you all know where i am and what i'm doing! Spent the last week in Cornwall looking for waves. Had a couple of days but mainly its been onshore messy!...still...cant complain...several hours water time a day and basking in sunshine! it's a hard life :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Farne Islands: sea kayak

Had a really nice day sea kayaking around the Farne Islands (Northumberland). Bit of a breeze made for some fun choppy conditions in the channels. The islands are really stunning, set amidst the backdrop of Bamburgh castle and the Cheviot hills. We saw literally hundreds of seals and a few followed us all the way back to the beach...well worth a trip if you get the chance. check out my photos: click here

Monday, August 06, 2007

Flamborough Head: sea kayaking

Just had a great day sea kayaking around Flamborough with Mike and Martin...really awesome sea caves...check out the photos in my gallery: click here

Friday, August 03, 2007

Canoe & Kayak Magazine Projects:

I'm at the beginnings of an exciting project with Canoe Kayak Magazine, which will start off soon with an interview and lifestyle feature. As part of this we are hoping to capture some great surf shots. Following on from this I'm working on putting a workshop style this space!
Check out the magazine webpage at:

New Website Live

Just relaunched my new-look website with photo gallery, video, blog etc which should be more user friendly and easier for me to get information out to the masses:

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

more summer swell...

Once again another beautiuful day up here...12ft glassy perfection!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Awesome Session In the North!

Just got off the water after an awesome session at a point break 'somewhere north!' ...walls of over 20ft and rides of about 300-500 metres!....totally insane session... not another soul out there! :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New Blog Online

At last!...i've finally got round to getting my new blog online. Thank you for visiting the new blog and thanks to everyone who's been 'encouraging' me to get the site up to date! The plan is to transfer most of my website into my google account so it's easier to maintain when i'm travelling around :) So over the coming weeks check into the Gallery as I post up photos from the last year of fun!

Monday, July 23, 2007

British Championships 2007

The British Championships are fast approaching: training's going well and i've just finished putting together the poster, which can be viewed at: your support in disseminating this info would be great.

HP Series

With a 2nd in the first round and 3rd in the 2nd, I'm currently placed 3rd on the Leaderboard and comfortabl;y through to the finals this October.

Gold in Santa Cruz

This March Team Mega dominated in Santa Cruz and I took my first international win :)
Cruising around in and RV, surfing the coast of California is hard work but someone has to do it right!...I headed out a few weeks early and with some great waves made the most the the time to train and raise my suring to the next level. It clearly paid off and by the competition was feeling physically strong and mentally confident. With favourable conditions i made it through each of the opening heats with some of the highest scores, placing me close to the top of the leaderboard going into the finals. Tough heats ensued, facing British Champion Dessie McGlinchey twice and World Champion Dave Johnston in the Final!...Taking the Gold was awesome and to add to the excitment, the rest of team Mega (Tam Green, Chris Hobson, Dave Speller) all had top results...bringing the silverwear very much back to the UK!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mundaka 07

With very small (flat) conditions the competition was extremely tough...delay upon delay meant very short heats and disappointingly it wasn't my style and i struggled through only to the quarter finals. Well done to everyone who managed to make the most of the conditions...let's hope there's more waves in October!