Thursday, October 7, 2021
The ocean around the UK attracts a multitude of weird and wonderful sea creatures that would look more at home in the tropics.
Team GB's youngest Olympic medallist of all time, 13-year-old Sky Brown, who won the bronze for skateboarding in Tokyo, has spoken of her passion for surfing.
We all need to look after our environment, especially the ocean. Protecting our sea, beaches and coastlines is of paramount importance to the future of the planet.
According to the International Surfing Association, there may be as many as 35 million, if you include occasional surfers who go out at least once a month.
Newquay's biggest surfing spot, the Cribbar, isn't for the faint-hearted. Located alongside Fistral Beach, its 30-40 ft waves are famous for attracting top surfers.
Surfing presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy the freedom of the waves, oodles of excitement, the fresh air AND the wonderful wildlife that can be encountered along the UK coast.
Surfing is set to make its debut at this year's summer Olympics, with entrants including world champions and the World Surf League tour's leading competitors.
Recognising the perfect wave adds an extra skill level to a surfer's repertoire, as they decide in an instant which to catch and which to let go.
When four teenagers started riding the waves at The Cribbar reef, off Newquay's Towan Headland, 92 years ago, they paved the way for the 500,000 Brits.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
In fact, for hundreds of surfers across the UK, it'll be a case of, "Surf's up this Christmas!" as the promise of mild weather is set to lure us outdoors and to the beach.