Travel

Surf travel all over the world

Cross pollination

Our US crew have just published a gorgeous set of photos from NorCal designer/photographer/musician John Ryan. So if you fancy a change of scenery but can't lea...

Ed’s Wave

I haven’t written this blog for weeks now, caught up in a variety of projects, articles, plots and schemes, whilst also becoming snagged on the snaggle-toothed ...

Little travels

Three jewellery ranges have been designed, created and delivered – it has been an incredibly busy season, meeting up with new-found designers, artists and buyer...

Alley Fish Fry 2010

Those of you with a fish fetish take note: on Sunday 14 March, Currumbin Alley is THE place be as this year's Alley Fish Fry will be in full swing. Come along a...

From Varkala

Life here in our jungle-fringed pink house between Varkala town and Varkala beach drifts gently by and feels more like home as each day passes. Our location bet...

Braving the cold

I love Christmas and all its traditions, but there's one tradition I abhor. At 11am on Boxing Day the local surfers and lifeguards of Portreath strip off to the...

Localism & secret spots

I’m a St Kilda local.St Kilda is, apart from an isolated archipelago in the Outer Hebrides, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is famous ...

Nick-Nack economics

Like the other great economists before me – John Maynard Keynes and his theory of macroeconomics (1883–1946) or Jean-Baptiste Say (1767–1832) bastion of the fre...

Ricardo y Ricardo

When planning last year’s winter escape to Panama, we (misguidedly) thought that Heathrow airport would be quiet on Christmas day. But the hoards of other trave...

Sign language

One of the great things about Central America, for those with an artistic eye and a dislike of cultural homogeny, is the lack of high streets full of chainstore...

A life-long friend

Where do we find ourselves in the good times, the bad times, the sad times and the all-round pretty crazy times? In the finest of times, it’s the ocean that lea...

Onwards to India

Our final fortnight in Portugal was a blur of surf, fishing, barbeques, bonfires, good company and good bottles of wine, all crowned by three days of modest dri...

Digital vs Analogue

The North East of England has the most amazing surf on offer if you know exactly where to find it. Seems I looked in all the wrong places during July this year ...

Experience otherness

Surf trips are as much about the expanse of sky and the stars as they are about the horizon, water, the ocean and the waves. They're as much about eating as abo...

The best yet

I had the best surf of the trip so far this morning; in fact, I’m at a stage on my surfing path where I'm able to say I had the best surf of my life this mornin...

Ouch!

Autumn swells and sunny weather may be tempting us all out back, but something nasty is still lurking in the shallows...(more…)...