Friday, March 25, 2011

Johns shots..

I just cropped and tinted a few of John Leydons photos taken this winter, good times with mates at various waves nearby. Thanks for the images John.


Arrival

me on a slopey one

Eye in the sky

Trying new things

Me hoping the roof stays up

Gurgle

Pete 'Metallica' Craig, heavy situation.

Paul Okane, style on a groomed one

Fighting the wind

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Edinburgh Hog Roll Experience

One good thing that happened on my trip to Edinburgh was that I got to eat a Hog Roll, quite possibly the best hangover cure / meal in the world. Oink, the place that sells them will fill a floury bun with spit roasted boar, and a choice of apple or chili sauce, I was very happy to find Oink whilst Eliz and I were walking around the old town, the owner told me he gets one boar a day, and when its finished he closes up shop. Sometimes he gets to go home before lunch. Not a bad job I thought.


After Oink we found a cool exhibition in a park, loads of sea animals out for everyone to see and learn about, loads of interesting facts too. Here is a shot of Eliz, taking a shot whilst 2 baby Beluga whales watch on.


Editing is not as easy as I thought it would be. I suppose having a laptop that randomly turns off and erases everything including the time and date doesn't help too much, its only my first week but things can only get better from here!!

video

Heres a clip, taken just before my last surf, unedited for your viewing pleasure..dedicated to all twelve of my faithful blog followers, and to Sion Milosky, Hawaiian big wave surfer who died at Mavericks, California this week, I dont know you at all, but all of us over here have learned to be safer in the water and not to take our days for granted. R.I.P

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hospital Pass


After nearly two months of pumping waves my girlfriend Eliz and I decided to leave the coast and head over to Scotland to visit her sister and try score some snow in the Highlands. We left Edinburgh and and drove up to Glenshee and rented all the gear. Wow, snowboarding is so much fun, the closest Ive ever come to it is sandboarding in Cape Town. Even catching the lift up was such a buzz, it took a while to get the hang of it and on my fourth run down the kiddies slope i fell down, as I stood up i felt that familiar feeling in my knee, my lateral miniscus had torn again and folded over and locked my knee. And so began the long process of getting down the slope on my arse, hobbling, hanging onto fences and using my hands as brakes to stop my board from sliding too fast, after 2 days of painkillers and laughing gas I got operated on in Edinburgh, and am now on the mend. Six weeks of down time and a knee brace are what I have to look forward to. Im sitting here watching Cash in the Attic, amping up for Judge Judy later this afternoon! To look on the bright side at least this didn't happen in January and I missed all the amazing waves that have come through, I also have alot of cool footage to edit and now i have time on my side, so watch this space.