Could This New Artificial Reef Design Be The One To Turn Newquay Bay Into A Surfers Paradise?

Could This New Artificial Reef Design Be The One To Turn Newquay Bay Into A Surfers Paradise?

Throughout the early 2000’s proposals were repeatedly made to broaden Newquay’s surf appeal by installing an artificial reef in the bay. In 2005 Bournemouth and Borth councils both announced they’d be installing surf reefs, and afraid of losing its status of Britain’s surfing capital, Newquay launched an official bid. However, the plans were quickly scuppered […]

The Newquay Premiere Of AI: Kissed By God Highlighted A Conflict At The Heart Of Surf Culture

The Newquay Premiere Of AI: Kissed By God Highlighted A Conflict At The Heart Of Surf Culture

Last night saw the Newquay premiere of Andy Irons: Kissed By God open to a packed out auditorium at the Lighthouse Cinema. Praise for the film has been widespread and last night there’s no doubt it lived up to the hype. It’s a raw, honest, wonderfully interesting and ultimately tragic story about a truly unique […]

Life In A Private Island Paradise; This Is Surfing For The One Percent

Life In A Private Island Paradise; This Is Surfing For The One Percent

“Show me your glass my friend” says Pavel, a mysterious Russian, as he fills my outstretched tumbler to the brim with thirty-year-old single malt whiskey. I stand in slack-jawed disbelief, soft reggae lapping at my eardrums, as he then proceeds to empty the remainder of the bottle straight onto the bonfire. As the flames and […]

Uluwatu Is On Fire!

Uluwatu Is On Fire!

A fire has broken out at Uluwatu village on Bali’s Bukit peninsula. Photos are currently circulating on social media showing plumes of black smoke, which can be seen from miles around, rising up from near the collection of warungs and restaurants which line the cliff above the iconic surf spot. The fire is reported to […]

Five Inspiring Revelations From Ocean Plastic Solutions Day Presented By SAS & Finisterre

Five Inspiring Revelations From Ocean Plastic Solutions Day Presented By SAS & Finisterre

On Monday a collection of activists, academics, businesspeople and royalty convened at the Wheal Kitty workshops in St Agnes to discuss the largest issue blighting our ocean environment and share some of the most innovative and exciting solutions currently being proposed. We listened attentively as a procession of inspiring speakers took to the stage, with […]

Local Surfers Fight Back As Surfing Banned Along Stretch Of Spanish Coastline

Local Surfers Fight Back As Surfing Banned Along Stretch Of Spanish Coastline

Surfers are protesting after the local authorities banned surfboards from the Orihuela coastline in south east Spain. Although the ban is technically in force year round locals say they can surf with impunity in the winter months, however, when summer rolls around paddling out can see surfers threatened with a fine of up to 3,000 Euros […]