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Limpets and tsunamis – micro and macro oceanography

There have been two mesmerising programmes on the BBC this week about oceans. Both (at time of writing) are still on i-player. At the macro end of the scale, what would happen if a volcanic eruption on the Canary island of La Palma triggered a mega tsunami? Using boffins.......[read more]

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Environmental movement has lost…?

This is the provocative headline for an interview with Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia. Although you will find this claim in the depths of the interview with Chouinard’s view that the corporations have won, the majority of the interview is actually very positive. However, accepting this, Chouinard is trying.......[read more]

Patagonia launches food line – Finisterre to retaliate?

The surprising news that Patagonia have launched a food line shrink-wrapped for easy eating by rough outdoorsy types had me searching for a calendar to make sure it isn’t April 1st. But no – its true. They’re selling salmon from sustainable sources, caught sensitvely by local people. This is.......[read more]

Surfing Footprint

Do you know your water footprint?

Water footprints are a similar concept to carbon footprints. We use a massive amount of water at home (the UK average is about 150 litres / person / day) but water use is also ’embedded’ in the food we eat, clothes we wear and  stuff we buy. While water.......[read more]

Chanel Surfing Advert on YouTube

What does a surfer smell like?

I doubt the creative luvvies at Chanel are old enough to know they’re rehashing the classic 1980s advert for gents aftershave Old Spice. But that’s not stopped them using surfing and a hunky surfer to sell perfume to blokes (or more likely, their partners) . The Chanel Allure Homme.......[read more]

Surf Retailing

Surf retailing – what next?

I’ve been touring the surf shops of Brighton, handing out posters for the Museum of British Surfing’s first exhibition at its permanent home in Braunton, Devon*. It’s made me realise how much surf retailing has changed and wonder where its going. There are 3 ‘proper’ independent surfshops (Filf/Bone Idol,.......[read more]

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  • 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

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