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Beachside Bonanza

Surfing, bingo, music… The Isle of Wight has it! The Isle of Wight is home to almost 140,000 residents, as well as the 2.7 million tourists who visit the island every year. The sights and wonders of this abundant land have captivated the United Kingdom and the world especially during the summer season – when […]

This is where we play

This is where we play

This is where we play by Andrew Townsend. Writing is hard graft. Whether it is writing for a tabloid or for a novel or for academia or, as in my case, attempting to make an extremely boring subject interesting to members of the public putting words together is serious stuff.  I have just finished writing a […]

IOW surf club contest! Compton Bay, Isle of Wight.

IOW surf club comp!

Starting this Saturday at 8am, the IOW Surf Club Frost Bite Series! Winter league. One Competition each Month. October to March Six events Best three results to count. So how does it work? The first Saturday of the month that has contestable waves means the contest is on. i.e. a rolling waiting period. Open Division […]

Joe Way Paddle for life

Paddle For Life

The original Paddle for Life started after lifeguards from Fistral Beach held a Joe Way memorial paddle to raise money for charity in 2008

Wight Surf History T-shirts!

7 - Dark blue shirt, small wave, vintage font

We’re looking into having some wight surf history t-shirts produced, and would love to hear your feedback on the design ideas laid out below.

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

Niton video – Feb 6th 2010

In the water… Steve New, Matt Harwood, Scott Gardener and Manni.

Epic swell greets exhibition in new home!


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

The History Wall

Stu Jones

Gallery of the images that were displayed on the ‘history wall’ at the opening wight surf history exhibition

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

A salute to Wight Surf History


January 2010 sees the project to document and celebrate 50 years of surfing on the Isle of Wight get underway

Big Wednesday


Double overhead sets at Freshwater Bay can seem pretty intimidating when you come face to face with them in reality