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Pre Christmas Surf

Jason swain and Chris Court enjoy a pre Christmas surf at Freshwater Bay yesterday.


Leftovers on Monday

The waves on Monday obviously weren’t as good as Sunday but they were still a lot of fun and it also mean’t I didn’t mind grabbing a few pics.


Wipeouts

Something a little bit different from me today ‘Wipeouts’. We all have them, I’ve certainly had more than I care to remember. Yesterday I somehow managed to capture quite a few on camera. So I thought I’d put a little gallery together of the best wipeouts from yesterday. Maybe we should have a ‘Wipeout of the Year’ Competition.


South Coast Postponed ’till 29-30th Oct

With the lack of swell forecast for over the weekend the South Coast Surfing Championships have been postponed until the back up dates of 29-30th October 2011. Anyone with any queries should email the Matt or Oli at the IOW Surf Club.

Today on the other hand saw a lovely little swell to hit the Island and Compton Bay saw many turn up to make the most of it.


SAS demonstration march at Sandown

In 1996 Southern Water were proposing to build a massive network of pipes to pump all of the Island’s sewage to Yaverland and discharge it through a 3.25kn pipe into Sandown Bay after only giving the sewage Primary Treatment (this means they only actually filter out the big lumps). It was going to cost the in excess of £70 million and cause major disruption to the Island. At that time I was studying part time at the IW College and decided I wanted to try and do something positive about our sea’s around the Island. Being a surfer I had come down with nasty colds, sore throats etc etc.. after surfing at Little Hope Beach or Ventnor. I wrote to many individuals including all the Island councillors, Professors of Biology, HR Prince Charles and many others. I contacted the Surfers Against Sewage who were well aware of Southern Waters proposals and they made me the Islands representative for the SAS. Surfers Against Sewage, along with local people and the IW Surf Club then organised a protest march along Sandown sea front from Yaverland to Sandown Pier to raise awareness of what Southern Water were planning to do. Surfers Against Sewage turned up in wetsuits with the gas masks on, many Island surfers were there, along with hundreds of concerned Islanders.


Compton 18th Jan 2011

Having missed out on the great waves in the bay on Monday I was really looking forward to getting some left overs at Compton this Tuesday morning. Sadly due to the great Island roads I found a nice big pot hole which was in a puddle outside the Farringford Hotel and my tyre blew out. Luckily I can say I have great firnds who were willing to take time out to help me even when the waves were up. Thanks again to Jason and Chris, sorry you missed the best of the waves Jason. Here are a handful of images I took while I was waiting for a new tyre to be fitted. Joe Truman took a Go-Pro Camera mounted to a helmet to try out. If you have any good footage Joe we would love to see it.


Jason Swain – 9th October 2010

Jason Swain – 9th October 2010 at Compton


A Great Day and Night

What a day Saturday the 9th of October turned out to be. The swell started to grow from only a couple of foot first thing to an epic swell that saw Compton, Freshwater Bay and The Pearl all fireing. I checked Compton early and a few of you were either in or going in and it was about 2 – 3ft and building. The wind looked a little strong, making the waves hard to catch but as the swell grew it got better and better. I knew I was only going to get one go at getting a few waves so opted to come back in a couple of hours in hope my timing would pay off. Will still alot of things to finalise for the movie night I did about 15mins filming and the shot off to try and get as much done as possible in 2 hours.

While I was away my phone didn’t stop. I had messages saying nearly every break from Freshwater Bay right round to Sandown were breaking. When I came past Freshwater Bay there was too much water and I couldn’t wait any longer. At Compton I met up with Andy Haworth (Devon Lanes and Longboards) who was already on the cliff top filming (Can’t wait to see the footage Andy). After quick introductions he exclaimed that in all his times on the Island he had never seen Compton like that. While talking a set came through and I hadn’t seen anything like that at Compton for a very very long time. I then ran back to my car to get changed and get in. With only about 15 – 20 people in the water it was perfect, I managed to get a couple of the big set waves right to the beach. When I wasn’t catching waves it was just great to watch some of you guys getting some great waves and the standard of surfing on the Island is very high. I don’t know all of you, but being out there on Saturday really showed that all those days surfing in small wind chop, onshores and just getting in when there was any wave has produced some excellent surfers on the Island.

I only had a short time at the beach and only managed to photograph Compton for about an hour. If any of you have any good photographs of anywhere on Saturday please send them in to us and we’ll put up a gallery of all your shots. I have seen some great shots of The Pearl and Freshwater Bay on Facebook so send them to us too.

Havig such a great swell during the day it couldn’t have been any better for the Movie night. With everyone buzzing from the waves earlier in the day the Sandpipers was soon full to the brim and a wall of noise as everyone talked about the waves. We started the evening with ‘Devon Lanes and Longboards’ by Andy Haworth (If you are interested in buying Andy’s movie go to his website here Devon Lanes and Longboards ). This was followed by a great movie by Sid Pitman ‘Surf Rats’. We also had Strat Cat Productions who very kindly set up a screen and played movies in the Sandpipers big hall all night from ‘Brown Water’ by Sid, ‘Isle of Wight Surf Club’ by Annie Macpherson and Andy Haworths footage from the day. A big thanks to Mark, Nigel and the boys for helping making it a great night. The evning was to finish with ‘Fusion’ by Ross Johns and you can also buy his movie at surfclips.co.uk. At this point I think most of the Ale in the bar had gone and people still wanted more, so by popular request we put on Bert’s ‘Wight Water’. We went on playing movies well into the early hours and raised over £100 for the Freshwater Lifeboat. Many thanks to all who came and especially Jason, Andy, Ross, Annie, Sid, Bert, Al, The Sandpipers Hotel, the West Wight Landscape Partnership and all who helped to make the evening a great success (Apologies if I forgot anyone).

If anyone took any photos during the Surf Movie Evening we would love to put a few on here too, so send them in to paul@wightsurfhistory.co.uk


Surf’s Up with IW History on Film

Sidney Pitman

‘Surf’s Up with IW History on Film’ by The Isle of Wight County Press


Friday September 3rd

A short movie from Friday afternoon at Compton Bay.


September Swells Photo Blog (JS) Part one.

South coast surfers spend long flat summer days dreaming of September swells arriving from far-off tropical storms and hurricanes


Will 2010 be the year when the Military Road is closed?

Exciting Bus journeys

I think by now everyone will have heard the news, or maybe even had a look themselves, at the recent landslip along the military road


Epic swell greets exhibition in new home!

Peak

heavy waves, nice long walls of water and some fine surfing


New home for ‘Wight Surf History’ exhibition of contemporary photography.

The beach bar

The perfect location for the exhibition, at the Beach Bar in the Sandpipers Hotel


Surf Photography Exhibition at Dimbola Lodge

We had a great run of swell to coincide with the opening of the ‘Wight Surf History’ exhibition on Friday the 17th January 2010