Monday, January 23, 2012


I've seen one too many charts that look like this recently.

I try not to moan on my here is a positive slant on "bloody westerly winds" which have been plaguing our surf this winter. If it wasn't for westerlies things might be very different. The German breakthrough in the First World War of developing mass quantities of Bromine, Chlorine and Mustard gas could have led to a hands down victory for the insatiable "hun" and yet despite the fear and success of these dastardly dangerous developments in chemical warfare their effectiveness was reduced massively by the "bloody westerly wind" which projected the wind away from the English lines and instead backtracked to the starting point in the German forward positions. So fellow cornish surfers, spare a thought for the westerly wind which has kept our beloved coastline free of German efficency, job opportunities and ruthlessly effective sportsmen!

Your local line up could have been like this if it wasn't for my mate the westerly

Gassed by John Singer Sargent. How lucky we are.

Apparently we shouldn't get too optimistic of ridding ourselves of this cross onshore, surf shattering phenomenon either. As long as England stays in the mid lattitudes and low pressure systems sit over the North Pole for winter we will continue to dream of shelter or winter escapes...............

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy New Year

Spinalsurfer has moved into his new house and is continuing to build, decorate etc. This has not left a lot of time for surfing......but plans are a foot for a prolonged swell campaign soon....meanwhile I've rehoused my trusty steads.

First things first, I screwed in a big batten  and sunk it in with some lovely big raw plugs.

 I've had these table legs for years which screwed into the batten and then I covered them with plumbers foam....and used some carpet underlay to add some protection to the boards from the wood.

 Then I whazzed in a load of boards in any old order and used some carpet off cuts on the floor...... Sad getting old isn't it.