Blind Again
December 4, 2009

Benji’s back from Super Tubes. We went to Pporth for some surf. It was pretty gash and I forgot my contacts and Ben forgot his ear plugs. We looked at it for a while and I finally decided to go in for a few minutes just because I believe if you’re going to drive that far to surf, might as well get wet. Duckdiving in -50˚C water almost makes it not worth it.

A nice arcuate green bench to sit on while watching some gashness. I think I got like three super short rides. It was worth getting wet.

Oh yeah, got that new Machado traction pad.

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Blind Surf
November 11, 2009

Today we arrived at Perranporth for a second time after checking Crantock and after I put on my wetsuit, I realized I was wearing my glasses. I don’t carry a spare pair of contacts with me so I was going to surf blind… I was pretty freaked out because they waves looked big from far away but as soon as I rode the first wave I was stoked. It was a totally different feeling when you’re riding a wave but you only see vague shapes.

perranporth-down-teh-line scosurfLong lines. Super glassy.

crow-fly scosurfA cornish crow, mid flight in the Perranporth car park.

crantock scosurfWe went to Perranporth once and Joe wasn’t satisfied so we checked Crantock and that was pants so we went back to Perranporth.

pasta-baking scosurfI usually make pasta bakes for dinner at Ben’s, maybe because it was the first thing his mom ever made me.

giant-pasty scosurfBen had a giant pasty.

pasta-cheeseball scosurfA wider angle of my meal.

big-pasty scosurfTo test a pasty’s ready-to-eat-ness it’s best to drill a hole, extract a potato and eat it. If it’s good then the pasty is good.

Uneventful Day At Pporth
October 31, 2009

Ben, Joe and I went to Perranporth today. It looked alright from the cliffs and it actually was alright. Joe and I were barely getting waves because of the odd way the wave broke. Right when it seemed like it was going to throw over, the wave would just flatten out. By the end of the seshuan we were having some decent rides.

perranporth-swell-lines scosurfSwell lines.

the-stub-at-perranporth scosurf

I’ve been incredibly lucku with this thing for all my Cornish seshes on it. I’ve only lost it once where it went all the way to the beach, and that was right before we were about to leave. All the other times, either the wind blew it towards the line up or it drifted into my friends’ hands or when I did lose it, I was able to grab it before the next set came.

Perranporth Stub Sesh
October 28, 2009

So Ben was getting super bored after not surfing for 3 days due to a leg injury caused by surfing, so we went to Perranporth. I was going to wait till the weekend to try the Stub but ended up taking it and it was the funnest sesh I’ve had in a while. The waves were actually glassy and barrely. Sooo good.

perranporth scosurfHere’s a screen cap from a video I shot with the Flip.