The search for quality rears its head in most walks of life and surfing is no different. Our eternal search for excellence, takes us all over the planet as we pursue those moments of quality that can stay with us for life.
Starting on page 38, Sam Lamiroy discusses this pursuit as he and a group of friends go in search of perfection in the depths of Cornwall.
Surfing in the UK comes with many challenges, and quality waves can be one of those, although look and ye shall find. Harry Timson is undoubtedly turning heads, but what does it mean to be a sponsored surfer, what challenges does he face and what is the impact on his family? You’ll find a probing interview inside with the Timson family, primarily Harry’s dad, Vince who gives us the lowdown on what it means to be part of a flourishing family of surfers. He reveals in detail, the implications of sponsorship and the difficulties that face parents whose kids want to make a living from surfing.
On the interview front we also get to meet Lewis Clinton who has moved away from a career as a professional surfer and now divides his time free surfing or in his shed at the Crow’s Nest in Newquay, repairing and shaping boards. Sally Fitzgibbons also talks to Wavelength about her incredible exercise regime as she continues her pursuit of being the number one surfer in the world. We’ve no doubt she’ll make it right to the top but her professionalism and dedication to her sport is evident to read. And our resident photographer Jason Feast spent a week in the Volcom house in Hossegor, which is so close to the beach you can literally crawl out of bed, virtually straight into the line-up.
Of course, this is just a snippet of what’s inside as we pursue our own level of quality. And don’t forget to check out our website as it’s constantly refreshed plus of course social media to say abreast of all the latest daily gossip and news.
Enjoy the magazine and make the most of the winter swells.