Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Mentawai Dreaming


I visited the Mentawai Islands last March and scored small but perfect waves, but the journey out there did not turn out as simple as we thought. I have written an article about the trip which also looks at some of challenges facing the Islands - as they become more popular and the modern world slowly creeps in.


Monday, 10 June 2013

The Surf Wagon

Photo by Alexa Poppe  www.alexapoppephotography.co.uk/

Yesterday, I interviewed the owner of this vintage beast of a pick-up truck for Wavelength magazine. It is a 1946 Ford Pick-up and has growling 4.2 litre engine. The owner is Stuart Blake and he was an absolute legend to give up his time and be patent, whilst Alexa did the photo and I asked him a bunch of questions.

Stuart turned out to be a classic. He rebuilt this truck, including the engine, himself. He also owns a hot rod and a classic Cadillac, refurbishes jukeboxes and has a vintage surfboard collection.

Collecting and owning stylish classics like this can sometimes seem like an image choice but talking to Stuart you quickly realise that it is something he loves to do and he really lives it. The story about the Stuart and his truck will be in the next issue of Wavelength. 


Monday, 3 June 2013

Single Fin Shooters 2013

The Revolver Surf Shop Single Fin Shootout 2013 report on approaching lines - words by me and image by Alexa Poppe: http://approachinglines.com/single-fins-shooters/.