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: