Turtles, West Java in 1994

Turtles, West Java in 1994

While travelling in New Zealand, Richard Holmes from Newcastle, Richard Harvey and myself (Paul Blackley) had been told of a secret spot in West Java called ‘Turtles’. We had learnt of a place where there were no crowds and epic barrels but that it was well off the...
Alan Reed

Alan Reed

Alan was born in East Cowes in 1970 and was brought up in Brighstone and later Sandown. Alan’s father Les was Captain of the lifeguards at Sandown in the 1950’s being one of the original lifeguards on the Isle of Wight. Les was in the team that won the 1953 All...
Barney Barnes

Barney Barnes

Barney started surfing in 1971 when he was 17 years old and living in Plymouth. His school friend Phil Hill bought a 8’6” longboard and they went to Bantham beach to try it out. Barney says he only stood up for a second but it was a life-changing experience which led...