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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
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World's best surfer
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I now have a Canon 1D mkII which means I can bring you better pictures of the dog!

I finished the camping trip in cornwall early to chase a swell on the North East coast of England -turned out to be a pretty good call! Unfortunately my photo's yet again are rubbish/sparse.

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Timo drove up on Sunday (from Bournemouth!) to sample some of the local spots. Unfortunately the 1D manual doesn't have a section on how to be patient, so this was the only decent shot I took before I rushed out.
I haven't instantly turned into JC/Si C/Whitey either by the looks of things (not that I expected to, but maybe a little nearer), Timo's goiter was all blurry.. sorry mate.

The forecast sure came good and I reckon Timo drove home pretty happy with 3 sessions, some maxed 4.5 dtl sailing and chunky waves.


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Day 2 and I decided to head furthur up the coast to Northumberland and the Beadnell area where Stevie King happened to be visiting his girlfriend Emma's relatives. We checked a secret spot which looked a bit busy, so surfed the above to ourselves.

After that we headed down near Newcastle for high tide and another go..  pics by Emma.

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Steve King

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Steve King

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Steve King


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It was a bit wonky (despite the glassy looking pics) due to a little too much wind, but some fun drops.
Steve and Emma caught the flight home. I drove back up to Northumberland hoping to catch a less busy Day 3 (Tuesday)

Day3. And it was too small, although only one person out. Some patience may have payed off, but I decided to bail for Yorkshire and a bit more size. It was much bigger and I decided I'd finally risk using the Gopro which probably jinxed me. A complete duffer of a session with big wonky waves and an unfriendly pack I didn't bother for long.

Then feeling pretty rubbish I headed round the corner to another spot where I turned things around and left feeling like the worlds best surfer! (well nicest anyway) Only a couple of very friendly surfers out and when one snapped his leash I surfed in to fetch his board off the rocks (it was a first for him to have that happen, he was made up, so I was pretty stoked), then called another lad into a decent wave I had priority on, then helped an old couple and their grandson get their fishing boat out the surf and onto it's trailor on my way back up the beach before it squashed one of them. (almost spoiling everyone elses entertainment for the day, until I looked back down the hill and saw they'd got the jeep stuck in the sand).

I then drove off down the coast again to Cayton Bay and scored the best surf of the week. I'd never have called it, but turned out to be Hosseger style sucky barrells at Bunkers which I never knew got that good (how's that for karma!). Of course I didn't have time to get the camera out as it was getting late so no pics of epicness again..   (here's a pic of pumphouse at the other end to give a rough idea)

Sam Lamiroy (WQS commentator/oneill team ripper) showed up just after me at every spot to be this weekends surf celebrity k4 stalker. He joked that he had a tracking device on my van (funny enough Si C said the exact same thing after my last trip), wonder what they'll make of NWF this weekend!


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