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Posted by on 14 June 2013

In Winters Arms

It was a very cold Easter down here in Cornwall, with howling easterly winds and sub zero temperatures making lesson conditions very tough on the students. Surfing in such conditions makes getting the ‘good waves’ all the more rewarding. Tom Lowe spends months on end camped out on Irelands West coast and knows alot about getting rewarded!

IN WINTERS ARMS from Tom Lowe on Vimeo.


Posted by on 18 April 2013


Our good friend and french-indo ripper Teiki Ballian is starting a series of webisodes. Check out the teaser below and follow him on his crazy travels…


Posted by on 27 February 2013


Blimey the waves have sure been good the last few weeks in Cornwall! Surfed flat out everyday on both coasts but Wednesday 17th October stands out for us. All the crew out going bonkers! Heres Jayce Robinson, Dale Robinson, Jackson Whitefield and Timbo Symons on a few standout waves of the day!


Posted by on 29 October 2012

Not Sorry.

Zero blog posts of late due to an extremely busy and exciting summer. Were not going to apologise because i think its kind of a good thing that rather than burying our heads in the computer world we have been out having fun in the water. However now that we are safely into September and the season starts to un-wind the blog should become a bit more active…

In the meantime check out Tom Lowe’s new site, yeeeew!


Posted by on 19 September 2012

We went to Indonesia

Recently just got back from a 6 week trip to Indo. There was a strong St Ives crew out there which made for some really fun times and we scored some great waves too. Take a Look……


Posted by on 6 March 2012

Evolution of Surfing.

This is truly incredible super slow motion footage of the mega swell in Chopes during the Billabong pro.


Posted by on 12 January 2012

The boys in Ireland.

As most of you probably know Jayce and Lyndon are doing the winter season out in Ireland this year in hope of finding some big empty barrels. This is a video of their first month shot by Luke ‘spanks’ Pilbeam.


Posted by on 22 December 2011


Back in September we had our staff party, the Porthmeor lifeguards and few of the crew came along too. We basically hired out the flowrider and had a booze cruise. Needless to say it was a whole bunch of fun!


Posted by on 18 December 2011


Been here in Fuerteventura a few weeks now The waves have been pretty good but we’ve certainly had to search for them. Below is a few photos i’ve taken while i’ve been here, will have more surf shots following soon.


having the use of our own speedboat has its advantages

King Leonidos at a secret spot out to sea


Good times

Lowey showed up for some warmth after the best start to the Irish season they’ve ever had.



Posted by on 9 December 2011


Sorry for lack of blog but we’ve been on holiday x


Posted by on 30 November 2011

Happy Autumn

It would be too difficult to choose the best surf from the last 7 days, everywhere has been pumping! 6 second tubes at the rivermouth, 200m rides at Godrevy and a shit load of little nuggets like this at Meor… Off to the canaries on Wednesday hope it can compete with Cornwall’s waves!


Posted by on 3 November 2011

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