Anyone for tweed?

image of alan stokes

The popular image of the National Trust is of sensible people in sensible tweed shuffling round stately homes. So it may come as a shock to many surfers that the NT are sponsoring the Shorties Contest in the London Surf/Film Festival 2012 and that the NT have surf ambassadors.

The fact is that the NT manages a tenth of England, Wales and Northern Ireland’s coastline, including many famous surfspots, and is therefore at the forefront of helping to conserve the qualities that make surfing in the UK so special. As well as being a big landowner, the National Trust also wield a lot of  political power and this year were largely responsible for getting the Government to water down some of its proposed pro-business planning policies. So they are a powerful ally for surfing to have.

Whoever enters the Shorties Contest will have a hard act to follow, as last year’s winner, Uncommon Ideals, became an internet sensation. The London Surf/Film Festival is being held in The Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, between 11th and 14th October,. As well as the Shorties Contest, there are  Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography and London Surf / Film Festival Viewer’s Choice awards and its definitely worth a trip to the Smoke for.


share this:

video journals

  • Dolphins
  • Billabong Girls Days 2008
  • 6th World Belly Board Championships
  • Light and clarity
  • Good Morning Cornwall!!
  • Billabong girls weekend
  • Morte Point centenary picnic
  • A special place
  • The girls bike and the gold fish
  • LovettWaldenMcTavish
  • I do love my outdoors
  • James
  • ONEDAY in Woolacombe
  • journalentry_gulfstream
  • Surfing the KAAFU
  • lovemyoutdoors

image journal

  • not yesterday
  • Inverted perceptions
  • Exotic location
  • Standing stones
  • Surrealism
  • Vapourous ships of the dawn
  • Metal detectors behind me
  • Hands up this is a stick up
  • It's behind you
  • Stiff offshore
  • First drop in temperature for weeks
  • Towers of rain
  • Great anvils of moisture
  • The architect of the tide
  • Bird botherer
  • Serene scene

connect with wavedreamer

twitter @wavedreamers