Exploring around Hat Head

Waves of the East Coast

The time had finally come to leave Manly.  The past 3 months had taken their toll on my bank account (read empty!) and now I needed to find some work, otherwise I'd be heading home much earlier than originally planned. I realised Manly, especially as Summer was drawing to a close, wasn't the place I … Continue reading Waves of the East Coast

Josie Pearce

Boardmasters 2015

Well, I'll start with an apology.  This year I intended on paying much more attention to the blog.  As a minimum I wanted to publish a post once a month.  Fail. It's not really for a lack of photographs or material.  I still have a tonne of stories and images from my travels in 2008 … Continue reading Boardmasters 2015

Playa Jaco

The Costa Rica Chronicles

Well, there's a fancy title if I ever saw one and it's one designed to have caught your attention, but I'm afraid I need to come clean.  I was only there for a 2 week holiday, and so the Chronicles as such, don't exist. Way back in November 2002 I hopped on a plane with … Continue reading The Costa Rica Chronicles

Alan Stokes


Even though I live in the South West I've not once been to Boardmasters in Newquay, the annual surfing, music and skateboarding festival.  Pretty surprising when you realise how much I love these things! So, this year I headed down on the Saturday to soak up a bit of the atmosphere and watch as much … Continue reading Boardmasters