UK Surfing

BBC Newsreader Takes The P*ss Out Of Dog Surfing Event He's Forced To Talk About

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK

BBC newsreader Simon McCoy stunned viewers on Monday with a masterclass in British sarcasm after being forced to report events at a dog surfing compet...

Florida's Coast: 12 Picture-Perfect Beaches To Discover

Jen Barton | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Toasty golden sands, salty air and gently rolling sea: idle days by the beach are one of life’s loveliest pleasures. And Florida has some of the mos...

BPD Soul Surf

Will Lunn | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Will Lunn

He grasped the rails on his BIC 8"6 Magnum board with his new winter 5mm surfing gloves with extra grip built into the palms bought as a present from ...

From Surfing To Alleviating Global Poverty And Reducing Plastic Waste: Nevhouse At COP22

Gregory Borne | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Gregory Borne

What is clear is that the imperative to educate, research, enhance understanding and communicate issues relating to sustainable development and climate change has never been more stark. And to that end someone else was in Marrakesh speaking at COP22. Nev Hyman Founder of Firwire Surfboards and now founder of Nevhouse.

Surfing Waves Of Emotion

Will Lunn | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Will Lunn

2.00 in the afternoon eating lemon meringue for breakfast with episodes of The West Wing running on a loop is a fairly accurate indicator that I may not be on sparkling top form. Three days into latest BPD induced hibernation from the outside world because even the walk to and from the shop on a Wednesday afternoon feels far too peopely a proposition.

The Lessons I Learnt From A Hostel (Not A Classroom)

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

People tend to make assumptions about gap years. I was probably not ready for university, not mentally stable enough to make it through the year or I ...

Four Places You Can Surf Awesome Waves In The UK

Courtney McCaffrey | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Courtney McCaffrey

The United Kingdom doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Bali or Hawaii, but that's part of what makes surfing here so special. Trade boardshorts for wetsuit booties and palm-tree-covered hills for rocky cliffs, and you have one of the most rugged and unique surf destinations in the world -- the U.K.

Surfing the Waves of Change

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Sakthy Selvakumaran

Have you ever spoken to a surfer about why they surf? They will tell you that once you get into it there is no turning back. As someone who has never donned a wetsuit or waxed a board, I never really appreciated the significance of a surfer's relationship with the ocean and how this can influence their broader view of the world. Then I met the team at EcoSwell in Peru.

Surfer With One Arm Tackles Giant Wave Six Months After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing slows down pro surfer Bethany Hamilton for long. Six months after giving birth to her first child, Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a sh...

These Guys Thought It'd Be A Great Idea To Pretend To Surf On A Manchester Street

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

It's raining, it's miserable, it's dark and it's Manchester. So the last thing you'd want to do is strip off to your swimming trunks and balance on a ...

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 30.09.2016 | 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 24.06.2016 | 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.