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Happily Stoked – Wild Wild West

Happily Stoked – Wild Wild West

Sebastian Zietz and Friends hit the beautiful location of Margaret River in the South West of Western Australia, the boys score fun waves and good times including a 10 for Seabass at North Point. Then moving off to Bells Beach on the Surf Coast of Victoria for a bonus section of long right hand walls and turns. The clip features Seabass, Jay Davies, Jack Robinson, Josh Kerr, Jack Freestone, Felipe Toledo, Ryan Callinan, John Florence, Joel Parkinson and Jacob Wilcox.

The Great Carve Shed giveaway

The Great Carve Shed giveaway

Has your shed had it’s day?

Is it so bulging with boards the roof is coming off?

Maybe there is no room for you, your sleeping bag and the quiver after you just popped out for milk and came back two days later…

Maybe you have an 8’x6′ bit of land in St Ives you want to develop and sell to a second home searcher for £2 mill…

Well, fear not! Because this bad boy could be yours in our Great Carve Shedstore giveaway!

Shedstore will send this 8×6 Apex Overlap garden shed worth £229 direct to the competition winner.

You can live in it, DIY in it, put your quiver in it, or just lock yourself in when you are hungover. Hell you can even store gardening equipment in it! Up to you…

All you have to do is email telling why you need this shed so bad. Funniest reason wins. (UK entries only – sorry!)

Picture Organic clothing launch ‘Naturalprene’ wetsuit range.

Picture Organic clothing launch ‘Naturalprene’ wetsuit range.

Picture Organic clothing have launched into the wetsuit market with a new wetsuit range made from Naturalprene.

“We searched for a sustainable and responsible alternative to the rarely recyclable and polluting neoprene: “a high quality wetsuit, following our 100% eco-friendly vision”. So, instead of synthetic rubber, we use a natural one which permits to reduce by half the carbon footprint !

“The NaturalPrene stretch technology produces a wetsuit made of 85% natural rubber from a Malaysian plantation and 15% synthetic chlorine-free rubber (made from plants). We used a revolutionary production process, integrating micro particles that enable NaturalPrene to extend up to almost 4 times its original size and solvent-free water based glue to paste the recycled polyester lining, which permits maximum comfort and ultra-fast drying.”

The crew also integrated tech from other sports into their designs.

“MOTION PATTERN” is inspired by the triathlon’s wetsuits construction, allowing a completely free mobility of the shoulders – No seam under the arms, front chest or around the shoulder. Double Naturalprene thickness to protect your ribs. POWER GRIP is a unique silicone coating that provides more resistance in the water when paddling, which means more efficiency and less effort.

BLU Kicks off at Saunton

BLU Kicks off at Saunton

The first of the BLU events for 2017 was held at Saunton at the weekend. The competition got underway with the Juniors battling it out in the small onshore conditions followed by the Ladies and Mens Open. However as the tide dropped so did the waves and the competition was put on hold until the pushing tide in the afternoon. When there was no improvement it was decided to re-commence on Sunday. Competitors then went to either to Pigstock to see Reef, to the pub (Skindog bought a duck which was delivered to him in the car park on the Sunday!) or to Ramon’s wedding.

Thankfully the swell had picked up overnight and it was back on with some competitors a little worse for wear! The chest to shoulder high swell provided competitors with long useable waves. Ben Skinner and Jack Unsworth met in both the finals for the Open and the Single Fin with Jack taking the wins in both divisions. Jordan Zervas dominated the Juniors. Jen Pendlebury took the honours in the Ladies, Jason Gray the Masters and Colin Bright the Grandmasters. All in all a great competition. Thanks to all the sponsors – Finisterre, Ocean & Earth, The Saunton Café, The Thatch, Robies, and Submariner.


Mens Open: 1 Jack Unsworth 2 Ben Skinner 3 Ben Howey 4 Lewis Stritch

Ladies Open: 1 Jen Pendlebury 2 Emily Currie 3 Claire Smale 4 Jenny Briant

Single Fin: 1 Jack Unsworth 2 Ben Skinner 3 Steve Horn 4 Jen Pendlebury

Masters: 1 Jason Gray 2 Colin Bright 3 Adam Chell 4 Ray Lee

Grandmasters: 1 Colin Bright 2 Adam Zervas 3 Rich Unsworth 4 Tim Quick

U18 Boys: 1 Jordan Zervas 2 Tom Horn 3 Barnaby Innes 4 Alex Townsend

U18 Girls: 1 Beth Leighfield. 2 Stella Briggs. 3 Annie Young

U16 Boys: 1 Jordan Zervas 2 Barnaby Innes 3 Tom Horn 4 Alex Woodland

Words Rich Unsworth