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Red bull Break 5 @ Bamburgh on the 29th & 30th September 2012 !

So, the news is OUT.. the Red Bull Break 5 Surf contest is ON at Bamburgh on the last weekend in September…

Should be fun….  need an entry form ? check the  Red Bull website

 

From last years event;

Red Bull Break 5 2011 from meu images on Vimeo.

A quick snap of the Aurora Borealis

We dont often see the Northern Lights this far south as a rule… but two weeks ago we got a treat.

Aurora Borealis over Bamburgh Beach

This shot is via James Cummings – good work young man.

Sadly I missed this wondrous sight as I was out of the country, sliding down an Alp. Hopefully I will get another chance to this this sight at home. :)

Horses, castles and beaches… welcome to Northumberland.

Only days ago, amidst what had been very changeable weather I was asked to run a photo-shoot for a local PR agency who needed shots for an upcoming book and guide to the North-East coastline.

Bamburgh Beach bathed in morning sunlight

Bamburgh Beach bathed in morning sunlight

The weather had been terrible the day before, and I wasn’t expecting to be ‘on’ for the photos. Luckily, it was a glorious morning.

Rider, back-lit against castle

Rider, back-lit against castle

The perfect match

The perfect match

Claire and Mr Kai, have a very close relationship…

Holy Island Castle

Holy Island Castle

Bamburgh beach is unique in that it offers good vantage points for Bamburgh castle, Lindisfarne castle and the Farne Islands.

Trotting in the shallows

Trotting in the shallows

With the group assembled, we headed down the beach a while.

Good looking castle...

Good looking castle...

Water sun and sky coming together.

SAme castle... different angle.

Same castle... different angle.

You don’t see too many shots of Bamburgh castle from the south. I like it.

Having some fun

Having some fun

The horses love a good stretch on the beach, stopping them was hard. :)

The group resting

The group resting

Walking-off...

Walking-off...

Although not empty, the beach looked as good as any you could imagine.

A different kind of shot.

A different kind of shot.

For a beach ride along to Bamburgh along to the castle get in touch with Slatehall Riding Centre.

Weather and summer.

As everyone knows, England, despite having an average summer, never does very well for surfing conditions in summer.

Or as we thought.

For the second year in a row, we’re going to get some of the potentially largest and best swell ever seen in the summer months on the east coast.

Ive just returned from the water having decided i should get the board out and get the arms ready for the rest of the week. It was huge – overhead and barreling all down the beach. You just don’t get waves like that on the East coast of England.

So, the rest of the week is supposed to get bigger and bigger… the charts look like this –

Swell forecast

Swell forecast

Remember today was at least 5-6 foot.

And with the radar looking like this…

Chart

Chart

Im pretty sure we will have decent overhead surf for the next week…  with a ten second period. That means getting the jetski’s out and towing-in with the sun shinning, and seeing all those secret reef’s lighting-up.

Bring it on…

Some snaps form the session this morning;

Clean lines

Clean lines

Marching swell

Marching swell

Inner Farne setup

Inner Farne setup

Workable...

Workable...

Visitors and adventures

This week we had a visitor to the village.
Ben Southall dropped in after competing in the LAMM.

Ben Southall at Bamburgh

Ben Southall at Bamburgh

We stopped in over at Bamburgh for a few press shots and then headed to Beadnell to check the surf and have some food.

Ben Southall and Ben Patterson at Bamburgh

Ben Southall and Ben Patterson at Bamburgh

The press article made the national papers and the local Journal.

Ben Southall in Beadnell

Ben Southall in Beadnell

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