Harry, Josh and Mark are three local guys who all have a passion for watersports, Harry and Josh are sponsored by the Extreme Academy and Mark is sponsored by GUL. Be it surfing or kitesurfing you’ll regularly find these three in the ocean.
We caught up with them to see where they’ve been and what they’ve been up to over the last month.
“The past month here at Lakeys, Indonesia, has been hectic to say the least. The waves have not stopped, pumping the whole time. I’ve been spending all day, every day in the water, surfing perfect barrels that people would give their right arm for back home in Cornwall!
During my down time I’ve visited one of the local schools and met some of the happiest, funniest kids! They were all so excited to be at school learning and quickly asked me for tips of speaking English. I taught them a few words which they picked up so quickly it wasn’t long before they were asking me how the waves were at home. Oh and then they all beat me at football (now i know why I picked surfing).
I only have a couple of weeks left here before I’m back surfing at Watergate, which I’m really looking forward to. See you all soon!”
Mark ‘Egor’ Harris
“For a while I’ve had this idea in my head, and this month I trailed it. I’ve always wanted to mount a camera to the back of my board and capture images from inside a barrel, ‘tubes’. I had to wait, patiently, for the right conditions; offshore, hollow waves, sunshine and the right wind so I could take the photos.
This is what I got. I’m really happy with the result and can’t wait for bigger waves so I can take bigger and better photos.
Aside from playing in the waves I’m also preparing for the English Nationals. I have a new surfboard arriving next week to test in the waves of Watergate Bay so I’m hoping I’ll be fighting fit and ready to take on the competition.”
“The past month has been pretty poor in terms of wind, either it’s been too light or there’s been too much of a Southerly force to it. However, due to these conditions the surf has been epic!
When I’m not able to kite surf, I try and spend as much time in the water surfing, which helps towards the progression of my favoured sport. And when times are quiet like this, I also try and train as much as possible away from the beach, using the gym daily and going for frequent runs.
I’ve also spent a bit of time testing some new products for C-SKINS wetsuits, including a kite surf designed suit that will not flare on the legs when water is exposed there. So far, it’s fantastic and the finished result will be the best on the market.
Hoping for more wind through April/May!”