With the sun rising over the distant hills of the winelands, my mate and I dashed off down the highway to surf the morning glass. The wind had been pumping for days and reports were calling for a...
With the sun rising over the distant hills of the winelands, my mate and I dashed off down the highway to surf the morning glass. The wind had been pumping for days and reports were calling for a light Easterly-so the western side of the Peninsula seemed like a good call...however, I got so excited about the wind report that I overlooked the swell report. 25 mins later we were greeted with sheet glass but only a mere ripple of swell! Venturing farther up the coast in the hope we'd find a...
With the sun rising over the distant hills of the winelands, my mate and I dashed off down the highway to surf the morning glass. The wind had been pumping for days and reports were calling for a light Easterly-so the western side of the Peninsula seemed like a good call...however, I got so excited about the wind report that I overlooked the swell report. 25 mins later we were greeted with sheet glass but only a mere ripple of swell! Venturing farther up the coast in the hope we'd find a surfable wave we discovered (or maybe imagined?) a 1-2ft right-hand peak. I paddled out on one of the surf school 9ft boards and managed to sneak onto a few long rides. As we waited for the 'sets' we chatted and laughed as the morning sun warmed our skin-a welcomed heat when submerged in the frigid...

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Stoked from Sunrise to Sunset | 01 Mar 2011
We were greeted by 5 energetic 8 year olds at Big Bay on Saturday. My assistant coach, Sarah-Jayne with the help of another friend tried very hard to calm the little guys down for a brief moment to...
We were greeted by 5 energetic 8 year olds at Big Bay on Saturday. My assistant coach, Sarah-Jayne with the help of another friend tried very hard to calm the little guys down for a brief moment to put on their wetsuits. They only way we could convince them to concentrate was by telling them they would look like a super hero once the wetsuit was on. Moments later we were on the sand going over the basics of how to lie on the board. Most of the boys were rolling around or  drawing in the...
We were greeted by 5 energetic 8 year olds at Big Bay on Saturday. My assistant coach, Sarah-Jayne with the help of another friend tried very hard to calm the little guys down for a brief moment to put on their wetsuits. They only way we could convince them to concentrate was by telling them they would look like a super hero once the wetsuit was on. Moments later we were on the sand going over the basics of how to lie on the board. Most of the boys were rolling around or  drawing in the sand during this time but amazingly when we ventured into the water, everything we had told them on land they put into practice! The little guys were awesome in the water and so only minutes later we had progressed to the standing up phase of the lesson. ...

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Stoked Groms | 26 Feb 2011
Jenny, Frances and Ed met me at Big Bay yesterday 12pm with smiles of anticipation. All in their 50's and 60's they were keen to give this 'surfing thing' a go. ...
Jenny, Frances and Ed met me at Big Bay yesterday 12pm with smiles of anticipation. All in their 50's and 60's they were keen to give this 'surfing thing' a go. ...
Jenny, Frances and Ed met me at Big Bay yesterday 12pm with smiles of anticipation. All in their 50's and 60's they were keen to give this 'surfing thing' a go. ...

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Inspired by my Students | 31 Jan 2011