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Blank Beginnings: Backyard Shaping Part 1

Words: David Beckitt  Images and video: Chris McClean To the unfamiliar eye, a surfboard must seem like a somewhat basic item. A blunt instrument for playful recreation. At worst, it may even be viewed as little more than a toy. Surfers know better of course,…

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Gwynedd Haslock

  Words: Demi Taylor Image: Mat Arney For those who have had the pleasure of Gwynedd Haslock’s company before, it was no surprise to see her in the bellyboarding final of the Slyder Cup giving pro surfer and former British Surf Champion Alan Stokes a run…

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Slyde Long and Prosper

And so Jimbo Bennet climbed the stairs of the plastic slide to the thundering sound of applause. He received the famous Reef Slyder Cup and held it above his head, flash bulbs popped and with the hoots and cheers ringing in his ears, a new…

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Stoked Visions

Words and Images: Alan Stokes Here’s some words/thoughts that landed on the page as I thought about them in a sleepless night’s morning haze #whenimtirediryhme An Ode To Individual Eyes I get to work with creative thinkers, people who see the world through individual eyes, people who…

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Ben Cook: Littoral translations

Illustrations: Ben Cook The smell of curry plants can’t fail to transport me to Les Landes – cutting through sun-warmed dunes and the feeling of anticipation just before you glimpse the sea and acknowledge that yes, the ferry crossing and 14 hour drives was worth…

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Beyond The Scars

Beyond the Scars, Words and images: Chris McClean A murmur, a murmur, a shout The tide touches open wounds The devil in those sounds, and The walk turns into a rout Beyond the Scars is a short film about surfing exposed, freezing corners of the…

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Neil Erskine – Perpetual Fluid Motion

The grassy headland overlooking Constantine beach is rich with the smell of rain on the dusty path. A lone figure sits out in the clear blue, hugging the line of speckled foam, fingerprints left by passing peelers as they taper down the point. He strokes…

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Lapsed Catholics

Toddy Stewart nailed it. With ‘The Surf Magazine’s Don’t Talk About Lapsed Catholics’ he captured the deep down feeling, the sheer frustration, the very essence in one short cinematic ode to the waveriding lifestyle. Bravo.

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Uncommon Idealism: Surf Filmmaker Mark Waters

Mark Waters is somewhere in Vietnam, or Cambodia. It’s probably raining and claustrophobically humid. Not perhaps the obvious choice of location for a surf filmmaker. But then the medium has changed, the parameters have shifted from the days of slash ’n’ burn surf porn, frantic…

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