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I'M SORRY I DON'T DO WINDSURFING! I am the sub-editor and editorial assistant for Carve and SurfGirl magazines, based in the UK. I can answer questions about all aspects of surfing: equipment, travel, history, culture, locations in the UK, the pro tour, training for surfing, technique, women`s surfing, forecasting, surf media and so on.

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I am the sub-editor and editorial assistant for Carve and SurfGirl surfing magazines, based in the UK. I have been surfing for 12 years in Wales and Cornwall. I have also travelled to Australia and various European locations to surf. CAN'T DO WINDSURFING QUESTIONS, SORRY!


Carve and SurfGirl magazines


15 A grades, BA and MA in English Literature.

What do you like about this subject?

Everything about the ocean

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Want to travel more and write for lots of different publications.

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2011-01-12 Goofy Foot Surfing:

Hi, thanks for that, cool!     Lots of mainstream representations of surfing make errors (goofs!) like this - Point Break for example, where in the night surfing scene one minute he's going right then

2011-01-10 Goofy Foot Surfing:

Just like most people are right-handed, and don't particularly choose to be, so most people are naturally regular-footed and surf with their left foot forward.     The right-handed regular-foot rule doesn't

2010-02-17 Surfing:

To surf, you need a surfboard that suits your height, weight, experience and where you're surfing, plus a leash to attach you to the board. Then you need some surf wax for traction and/or some deck grip

2009-07-15 undertow:

1. How can a heavy undertow affect the breakers above it?  2.I am an avid surfer and i surf everyday there are waves. On days there are no waves i would like to be working out for surfing. Is there anything

2008-08-18 fin system:

I would say both would be quite expensive to get done properly and both would also be hard to do on your own unless you have lots of experience.     Best idea would be to ask a shaper/ding repair person


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