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Looking Sideways: 10 Things
This week's ten things I thought were worth passing on.
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1. I married two of my closest pals last week! And it was a truly wondrous experience. Thanks Tanya and Alex for trusting me with your service, and for a beautiful weekend. Turns out being a celebrant is actually really good fun, can recommend.
2. Big up Mike Lay at Wavelength for commissioning me to write a whopping 4500 word interview with Chris Nelson and Lewis Arnold about The Big Sea. Especially as the silence from the rest of the surf and wider sideways media continues to be deafening. It’s in the latest issue, which you can order here.
3. Come and work with us at All Conditions Media! We have a new role going - more here.
4. Congrats to local Brighton skater Jack Francis on the release of his ace-looking new how-to book for skaters. Buy a copy here.
5 Why are orcas attacking boats sailing near the Spanish coastline?
6. Freedom Skatepark in Ghana, which features heavily in Yama Surf, is under threat. More on the above post, and click here to listen to my chat with Lucy Small and Maddie Meddings where they discuss the amazing work of the park.
7. Love this: local Sussex diver Steve Allnutt has been on a one-man mission to restore the region’s kelp beds, and his Herculean efforts are now getting the attention they deserve.
8. Shaka Surf are hosting a series of live podcasts at the Bristol Wave in July, featuring friends of the show Yvette Curtis and Sally McGee. More here.
9. Between filming in Ukraine and covering Trump’s latest press conference, friend-of-the-show (and one of our Db Fund mentors) Timothy Meyers has had a busy year. He spills the beans in this entertaining Db interview.
10. The WSL is a circus, part 3956.