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Deepest December. Cold, dark and bleak.

So… Just back form a week riding the powder in Val Thoren. What a good week.

Crew

Crew

VT

VT

The village has slipped into dormancy, happily, after a busy summer. The weather is cold, the days are dark and short. There is snow on the ground as I write this post.

The surf has been pretty average for autumn, a few clean swells but mostly junky cross-shore, small period mediocrity. Ive still been getting in, but more out of desperation than desire.

December was a massive month for surf news, with Hawaii firing with epic huge swells. The ASP tour was won by Mick Fanning after Parko stumbled in the Pipe event which was eventually won by Taj, for the first time, with Kelly coming second. Parko, although pipped at the post for the world title, took the Triple Crown Title for a second year, after Sunset and Haleiwa both produced quality entertainment.

And finally, the Eddie ran. 5 years in the waiting, with 30ft+ swell, it went off, massively, with Greg Long winning in the last heat to steal 1st place form Slater. Epic.
I watched all 8 hours straight on the web, one of the best live streams ive ever seen.

I was doing some tidying-up the other day and found these shots from the end of summer, and so thought I should share them.

Hope you like the flash-back to a warmer, sunnier Beadnell.

So, back to reality. at least the winter solstice has now passed, and its officially getting warmer and lighter everyday.

The New Year will bring new swell.

See you out there. :)

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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...

Gorgeous June and the dawn of Winter

Well, the weather has been getting better and better, and is providing many opportunities for water-based-tom-follery and collecting nice-looking media….

It was a stunning evening last night as I went and collected a few photos at the beach.

Still water

Still water

The smallest wave

The smallest wave

Heron waiting for dinner

Heron waiting for dinner

Clear water

Clear water

More gorgeous water

More gorgeous water

Anchor sunset

Anchor sunset

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

Sunshine in May

With a weekend being battered by wind behind us, it was nice to get out and take some pictures of the Bay that did it justice !

Harbor view

Harbour view

Sailing Club yachts

Sailing Club yachts

Lime Kilns view of the harbor

Lime Kilns view of the harbour

Harbor tackle

Harbour tackle

Hiding in the dunes

Hiding in the dunes

We look forward to more of this in the coming months ! :)

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