|2012 Restormel RNLI Lifeguards|
This summer has been great!
I was fortunate to get a spot as a RNLI lifeguard working on the beaches close to home. Its been a good laugh working with an epic crew and to top it all of I won "Rookie" of the year. :)
Also this summer there has been A lot of time to reflect back on the past dealing with the raw emotions of loosing my father October last year, but also trying to focus on the present/futures opportunities..
|Fishing with the boys|
|Jet ski patrol -photo DomRodwell|
|Jetski photo- DomRodwell|
|Surfing with my sister|
|Catwalk for United Colours of Benetton|
|Number8 Vintage shoot|
Hope you all had good summer and you're planning a winter somewhere nice and warm :)
Posted on 11 October 2012 | 6:51 pm
Just came back from a nice little trip to Bulgaria with the boys.
It was such a good laugh 1 week of intense snowboarding we timed it perfect and lucked into the best snow Bulgaria has seen in 10 years!!!! smiles all round :)
Here's some pics of my time there...
Posted on 4 February 2012 | 6:42 pm
Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up. It always ends up just the way it should be.
Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make.
Everything is worth it. Say how you feel always. Be you and be okay with it.
The Wiseman says to learn from other people's mistakes so you don't have to make them yourself.
Its the outcome of the unknown chances we take that make us.
These in my eyes are NOT new year resolutions. It's a way of life. 'Get fit for life, Not just for a month' .
Change bad habits forever not just for a year.All Things In Moderation
It all boils down to Will Power
- Self Discipline
- Self Control
These two powers help us to choose our behaviour and reactions, instead of being ruled by them.
Its should not take a massive blow out or months on end of continuous binge drinking, smoking etc to make you want to stop!
It should not take a prison sentence to make you stop committing a crime!
It should not take near death experience to make you appreciate life!
Or eating to the point you so overweight you need to go on a diet.
No one should have to learn the hard way..Common Sense
We all want to live Long, Happy, Healthy and Wealthy lives don't we?
If there's a change needed to be made, Make It! And make it last Forever!
Posted on 3 January 2012 | 11:10 pm
The last few months of my life has been a big wake up call.
All my priorities have been changed and my approach to life has been altered!
Things go Things change
But the same certainties in life remain the same, At some point we will loose everything we have, But our memories go on....
"it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
There are so many people that put up with unhappy circumstances, If you don't like something STOP doing it. If you don't like your job quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV.
The worse you feel the worse life gets, Until you change how you feel.
Life for me is about Family, Friends, Love, Experiencing things, Seeing, Feeling, Hearing, Touching, Learning, Making Memories, Laughing, Health and the list goes on but you get the idea...
Health is one of the most important parts of my life!
Health is Wealth! To maintain a good health is amazing I get to do my favourite things, Eating!!!! Those that know me will know how much I Love to eat haha.
Exercise-The Natural High
If you do it right its one of the most addictive things out there!
One video which gives me fire in my belly to push myself to be the best i can be in all areas-
Posted on 20 November 2011 | 8:28 pm
Some preview pics of a recent shoot I did for Number 8 Hairdressing it was a fun shoot and i met some nice people.
Posted on 3 November 2011 | 10:08 am
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
“Don't cry because its over , smile because it happened.”
Treasured in my heart you'll stay, until we meet again some day
A thousand words won't bring you back, I know because I've tried; neither will a million tears, I know because I've cried.
The support of people has been amazing! Advice to stay strong, keep my chin up and that it will get better with time. But hands down the best thing for me has been to get on with day to day life because whether i like it or not life goes on around me. I hope the weight have been lifted and that you can now live through me let "My Eyes Be The Windows To The World".Thanks dad for being there for all 21years of my lifeSee you on the other side when I'm doneThanks for all the support from everyone!
Posted on 20 October 2011 | 8:25 am
Well i haven't updated this in a while its been a pretty crazy few months got some amazing new product of SantaCruz!!! check out there product- http://www.santacruzeurope.com/
I also Did a training/photo trip in Portugal with Joel Gray at Surf Solutions,
It was such a fun trip scored some fun waves, did tow-Ats one day and worked with a top snowboard coach Ben Kinnear with the use of a trampoline working on body positioning and rotations which was great fun! http://vimeo.com/17724669
I have been in Croyde again training with Mark Kent attending his "Boot camp" circuit training classes they are really intense but an amazing workout.
Along side all of these trips/training etc I did a photoshoot for Cadburrys Hot Chocolate down at Fistral Beach for there press launch it was soooo cold me and the girls were all shivering trying to smile in what felt like -50.
Big Thanks to the guys at http://www.unisuperpens.co.uk/ for there Sponsorship i now have a life supply of Posca Pens so check this page soon for some crazy art work by my mother KE Artwork.
Posted on 7 September 2011 | 10:36 am
The Better You Feel The Better Life Gets
But sometimes its hard to practice what you preach
|Fun Waves In France|
Just got back from a month in France had an amazing time such fun waves, perfect weather, cool people and great food.
|Our Nature Lies In Movement-Complete Calm Is Death.......|
Posted on 7 September 2011 | 10:21 am
Its been three full on months since i last updated! Finally I have now got chance to give you guys and girls my time. I'm stoked to say, now that the water has warmed up a little, that I've got my hood and boots off and my tan is now starting to come back!! :-)SANTA CRUZ PACKAGE
Yes my clothing package came through the door today!! Christmas has come early!!
Go To www.santacruzeurope.com
!!!!SPRING STOCK NOW IN!!!!SNOWBOARDING
I went Snowboarding in March, had an amazing time in the French Alps and to top it off the X-Games was in full swing. We got the best seats in the house on the Super-pipe for the Men's Final, see a few pictures of my time there.
Well apart from surfing once or twice a day I have been following CrossFit
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There program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. There specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.
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Posted on 7 September 2011 | 9:52 am
Big thanks to the guys at DuFFS for my new footwear!
check out the DuFFS
website for new styles and colours!!!
Posted on 7 September 2011 | 9:50 am
October has been a pretty full on month I have been surfing, modelling, training, competing, and travelling.
I started the month with a trip to Polzeath for the weekend where we had some fun solid waves this was the first weekend that I could really feel winter around the corner.
The weekend following the Nike 6.0 contest finalists shots were online and the voting began this was a competition with a difference as there is no judging just four photographers on the beach and who ever gets the best picture wins £500, I gained some coverage from this event, by featuring on the wavelength web site and a full page in the October issue.
I surfed a new wave this month called Daymer bay. We went to Daymer because Fistral (my local break) was as big as it gets and was not that inviting, so me and good friend Matt and his dad made the 40 minute journey. When we arrived it was high tide with some fun little waves wrapping around the point into the bay, we waited for the tide to drop out suited up and got amongst it.
This month I also did a photo shoot for Nalu Beads they are a company based in Croyde the photo shoot was in Woolacombe. I gained some really great shots.
I then stayed in Croyde for a following two weeks to train before my competition in Newcastle.
I left Croyde on Thursday to travel up to Newcastle with Ground Swell to compete in the UK Pro Surf Tour event
After the long drive the night before Saturdays surf was not the most appealing it was 3-4ft, howling onshore, raining and absolutely freezing. Luckily the open division was in 1st which gave me time to adjust a little and watch a few heats before my own. I won my 1st heat progressing through to the semi-final on Sunday. Nice early night and funny banter with the Groms. Sunday morning started with breakfast in Mc Donald’s (not the best idea.) The surf had calmed down a little but still was cold and windy, I was the 1st heat in the water. I was 3rd till the last few minutes when a good looking left came through I took off and gave it my all two back hand turns was awarded an 8.5 which was the highest scoring wave of the event. With this score the tables turned and I progressed through with a 1st in the semi-finals. I was feeling confident but in the final my winning streak was ended as I only could find one good scoring wave with no backup score I finished 3rd overall.
Posted on 7 September 2011 | 9:50 am
The past few months have been some of the most testing times in my life, crazy highs and lows.
These are some of the quotes which have kept me happy and positive for the people who have needed me most!
I feel great
Even though we got mad things to deal with
Happiness is all in the mind
Let's unwind, and find a reason to smile
I'm just glad to be livin'
Leavin' my bad times behind
I know we're gonna make it
It's not too late, No!
We're gonna make it
Yes I know
We're gonna make it
It's not too late
We're gonna make it,Yeah
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
Posted on 7 September 2011 | 9:49 am
Just got back from an epic weekend in wales! Amazing music, weather, wakeboarders and people!
Check out some of the pics!
Abit of Backstage action got to meet and hang out with the artists!
Posted on 7 September 2011 | 9:48 am
Hi so this is my first blog and I'm pretty new to this!!
I just got back from Scotland for one of the UK Pro Tour events it was a loonnnggg drive up but it was a fun short trip. Big thanks to Groundswell CIC for the ride up and accommodation there!
|XPY-Pro Junior 2nd|
(photo Les Clinton)
I'm currently ranked NO.2 on the Pro Junior Tour with only 2 events left (Tynemouth and Fistral) I'm really amped to give it 100%. So lots of training, practice heats etc
|Josh and Me|
SRI LANKA SURF CHAMPIONSHIP
Contests this year have been one of my many focuses I have also been traveling a lot with my surfing from coverage to competitions in Sri Lanka, photo shoots in London and a photo trip to France .
As this year has been a tough one for sponsorship I was thrilled to secure a tight sponsorship deal with Santa Cruz who have helped me out with my surfing so far this year, I have also recently been sponsored by a Errant who are going to be a huge help in the cumming future. Not to mention Duffs Shoes for their ongoing support...so its all looking positive :)
|Fun surf in France|
(photo Emma Crane)
Posted on 30 September 2010 | 9:40 pm