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It’s a rare day when you see Kent surfers in awe of the near perfect sets rolling in. But that is exactly what happened this past weekend. I find that South East Surfers are among the most positive people I know and have an ability to make even the dreariest forecast sound like something to […]Read more "Kent Perfection"
What makes a good surf session? Is there the perfect recipe? For some the answer is pretty simple, good waves obviously! I have been asking myself this very question recently. Partly because of the lack of surf we have had this year and partly due to a session I had where everything said it shouldn’t have been any good but I was still stoked at the end. The conditions were not as forecast, there was almost no swell, the wind was stronger than predicted and blowing on shore and the tide was way out. I will call this session la mariposa, it was less than ideal but still we had a go and surprised ourselves. On my drive home I was trying to pinpoint what made it so good and what makes a good session in general. I came up with a few key ideas that are all connected – ingredients if you will.Read more "The Butterfly Effect…"
It’s been a while since we’ve added anything on to our blog. Things have been getting rather busy at the daddyboards home ranch. We’ve been hard at work not only in our day jobs but on our house and future planning. We are close to finishing the extension and getting our house back to being […]Read more "Busy Busy Busy…"
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“You must be crazy!” “Isn’t it cold?” “Are there any waves here?”
Just some of the responses you get when you tell people you are a surfer (even a paddle surfer), let alone telling them you surf in Kent. Unless you live in a surf town it seems the average person still thinks of surfing as a sport that is limited to far off lands with constant sun and waves. There’s something special about being a Kent surfer though. Something that is difficult to explain and verbalize but I’m going to give it a go… with some help from my fellow surfers.Read more "I Thought You Could Only Surf in Cornwall?"
It’s been nearly five weeks since we returned from Ireland and boy has it flown by. I was planning to write this blog the minute we returned, however, working full time and having the surge of bank holidays meant more surf trips and not much time in between! What can we say about Ireland other […]Read more "An Ireland in the Sun"