UK Surfing

The Most Fearsome Sight In World Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

One of the most overwhelming sights in sport is the swell in Nazaré, Portugal. The vast waves, whipped up out to sea, roar into the shallows, provid...

Top Ten Reasons to Hit The Surf This October

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsteen O'Sullivan

The swell is starting to pulse, so there are plenty of waves on the horizon but we're not yet in throes of winter and the wild weather it brings. If you've never tried this sport, here are my top ten reasons why you should.

Surfer With Disabilities Inspires Beachgoers As He Rides Waves

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us struggle with the concept of balancing on a surfboard. But for Mitchell Solomon-Coombs, the challenge starts before he even reaches the wat...

This Man Just Redefined Cool By Surfing On A Motorbike

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Tech

Boats go on water, motorbikes go on land. It's a simple enough premise and one that usually remains uncontested unless of course you're a mad Aussie c...

Shocking Video Shows Shark Attack On Surfing Champion Mick Fanning

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

A champion surfer has escaped unharmed after he was attacked by a shark on live television during the final of the J-Bay open competition in South Afr...

Summer in the City

Mike Gerrard | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

You've been to the top of the Empire State Building, visited Central Park, gone to the Statue of Liberty, and seen Times Square. But there are plenty of other outdoor activities to help you enjoy New York's fine summer weather, day or night. Here are five fun outdoor things you can do in New York this summer, that you might not have considered.

Fijian Surfing Competition Produces Stunning Waves

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Sport

The Fiji Pro Surfing heats were held in Tavarua, Fiji this weekend with Owen Wright and Italo Ferreira progressing through to the quarterfinals. W...

Pro-Surfer Disqualified From Competition For The Greatest Reason Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Sport

Professional surfer Martin Passeri has stunned fans with a truly selfless act which got him disqualified from a competition. The five-time Argentin...

Don't Tell Me You Know What Sustainability Is, It Won't Be Pretty!

Gregory Borne | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Gregory Borne

After spending 18 years exploring various dimensions of sustainable development, and its less specific cousin sustainability I adhere to the old adage - the more you know the less you understand...

Doris the Goddess of Wind (A Winter Holiday)

Lara Platman | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

"It is always advisable to carry a tablet of 'Antioyl' soap, if it is necessary to use bare hands for a repair, you will nearly always find some grease on your hands and this is impossible to remove with ordinary soap."

Cornwall Unplugged: Forget Foreign City Breaks

Jane Egginton | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

The train has barely left London when I realise, to my horror, that my Apple Mac charger does not fit the plug socket. With that my plans to work on the five-hour journey go out the window. 'Oh yes, these trains were fitted before those I-thingys', the conductor says rather too cheerfully.

Two Men And Woman Die In Newquay Surfing Horror

PA | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

Two men and one woman have died in a surfing tragedy at a coastal beauty spot. Four children and three adults got into difficulty off Mawgan Porth ...

The End of the World Is Not Enough: Why the Key to Understanding Change Is Understanding Ourselves

Martin Dorey | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

We don't like to be told what to do. We don't like to be told to compromise, when others don't. Each of us is as important as the other, so why shouldn't we have what they have?

GoPro's New Cameras Will Dominate Another Year Of Viral Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

GoPro has unveiled its most powerful range of action cameras yet, the HERO4 range. With new Black and Silver editions GoPro has introduced two firsts,...

Gidget, Trestles, Mavericks, the Hollywood Music Supervisor and a Surfing Serendipity

Gregory Borne | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

Before you reach the contest area the importance of film is clear, as you cross the threshold into the competition space - you become part of this virtual world. And with millions watching the action in the water from the comfort of their homes as well as those that had travelled to the contest, all kinds of sustainability related issues come to mind.

Hurricane Marie Creates Stunning Conditions For Surfers And Bodyboarders

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast generated huge swells off the Californian coast on Wednesday, creating sensational conditions for ...

Surf's Up and Cameron Needs to Stand Up

Will Black | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

Without wishing to get all psychoanalytical, there does seem to be a parallel between Cameron's reluctance to stand up and surf and his apparent inability to stand up as a respected world leader.

Check Out This Amazing Footage Of A Baby Seal Hanging Out With Surfers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy

“Me and my friend Andrew Flounders were out enjoying some summer waves when this little guy came along and scared the hell out of Andy because we di...

Surfing Research Part of One of the Best Degree Programmes in the Country

Gregory Borne | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

This week represented the conclusion of an academic year. Let me make it very clear, this does not mean I am now on holiday. Far from it, there is a considerable amount of work to do in preparation for next years teaching and a pressing need to continue the research agenda.

From Firewire to NevHouse -Sustainability, Technology and Surfing Serendipities

Gregory Borne | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Gregory Borne

Firewire is probably one of the world's most successful manufacturers and distributors of mass produced surfboards. These boards boast both sustainability and high performance. Founder and chief shaper is Nev Hyman and if you own a Timbertek you'll have already read Nevs note about the environmental credentials of the board...

13-Year-Old Girl Hits Out At Sexism In Surfing

The Huffington Post UK | Rachael Getzels | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 13-year-old girl has hit out at a popular Australian surfing magazine for the sexist way it portrays women. Keen surfer Olive Bowers was shocked ...

I Conquered the Legendary 'Killers' Wave - and Realised a Lifelong Ambition

Tom Lowe | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Lowe

Because I had trained incredibly hard for this mission all summer, I was confident that I'd catch the wave of my life and now I've done it, it still hasn't actually sunk in. There were 10 surfers altogether on the day and the vibes were awesome.

Amanda Byram's Australian Retreats

The Spa Spy | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Ohh la la... The Shangri-La's reputation definitely precedes it, possibly as one of the world's most luxurious hotels. Stepping into the lobby - a little oasis in the heart of Sydney's CBD (Central Business District) you feel a sense of old world grandeur that you don't find much of in Sydney's kicking modern city.

Surfing and Sustainability

Gregory Borne | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

The jury is still out on whether sustainability can be achieved within surfing. But I wonder if there's something about surfing and surfers that will make this transition possible.

Did This British Plumber Break All Records With This Monster Wave?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A British plumber may have just ridden the biggest wave ever by a surfer. Andrew Cotton, 34, tackled the beast off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal, ...