Fear; a natural feeling but occasionally a crippling nuisance. Women + Waves host Emma shares her five tried-and-tested strategies for fighting the feeling and reclaiming her zen when surfing out of her comfort zone.Read More
An article written for Cornwall’s infamous local surfing magazine. Well worth sitting down for an hour or two, after a surf with a cuppa in hand and read on as the madness ensues in this unique surf mag. Stoked to be featured alongside some local legends…
Excerpt: We are privileged creatures, fortunate enough to be living in this beautiful county we call Kernow. We are spoilt for choice with beaches to surf, coastal paths to wander, and pubs to toast a pint to that most special of sessions afterwards. I love it here, and most people I know dwelling in these Cornish towns love it too. From what I can tell, we all chose to live here for similar reasons; to live predominately outside, to be surrounded by these drastic landscapes that have become so familiar, so comforting. We live here enjoying nature as much as seemingly possible, and coincidentally living in a safe environment which has surf all year round makes it all the more addictive.
Magazine is available to buy at Karma SurfBoards in Newquay.
I’ve found myself all too often becoming so frustrated in the water where I’ve had to leave and call it a day. Other times I’ve been so frightened I worked myself into a mild panic attack; catching a wave to shore and waiting until my erratic breathing subsided and hands stopped shaking until I could paddle back out.Read More
I wanted to break up the monotony of the long, cold, dark nights that come with a Northern Hemisphere winter. Finishing work in the dark, walking the dog in the dark, going to the gym in the dark and waking up in the dark. All the while wishing I was within the ocean, sunshine bursting through cloudless skies, not a single icy windscreen in sight.Read More
For me, the thought of another winter in Cornwall fills me with a slight pang of dread. After one of the hottest summers we've had, it's hard to let the fond memories of that heat go. Alas, the icy fresh mornings have arrived, so it's about time I stop living in the past and start embracing these cold, yet beautiful autumnal moments.Read More
We dressed in cobalt blues and poppy reds. These bright Kobe colours breathing light and vivacity into a dull grey morning. Ready to brace bare skin against the chill of the late Summer’s gale we threw towels to the floor. With goosebumps bared, smiles broad and laughter shared, we skipped down steep steps with wooden bellyboards in tow to the beach below.Read More