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Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Surf hire safety

This scheme is a joint venture between the RNLI and the BSA. It is all about reducing the level of surf-related incidents in the UK. Last year over 40% of RNLI lifeguard activity involved surf-related activity (the highest single pursuit). Surf Hire Safety is aimed at the hire sector that is largely unregulated and offers varying levels of advice and good practice within their operations.

There are currently 1000s of outlets supplying relatively dangerous goods (especially when in the wrong hands) for hire: from large commercial businesses to one man and his van operations. Surf Hire Safety aims to introduce a voluntary code of practice, which allows people renting surfing equipment to know they are using safe and reliable kit.

Saturday, 11 August 2007

North Devon surf

We closed down for a few days well deserved holiday and head SW to the shores of North Devon. We surfed Woolacombe for 3 days of onshore surf which varied from 2 ft to 4ft+. Other than one fairly tricky day with big blown out localised wind swell it was great fun. We also surfed a super clean Croyde at 1-2ft, but even at 9am the peaks were rammed with schools and yellow foam boards appear to be breeding down there. Every B+B or surf shop seems to have a surf school....not sure if it will ever get like that on the east coast, but lets hope not!

Friday, 3 August 2007

Surf Guide to Brighton film premier

Devil County Films, "Surf Guide to Brighton" DVD got its first public showing last night in a club in Louth, showing to the Lincs surf club. It was well received with members mentioning the varied content and cool soundtrack. Grab a copy while you can!
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