Russell Winter: king of British surfing

Two of Britain’s most successful surfers are coming to Swansea to share their surfing knowledge with lucky Welsh surfers.

Russell Winter, the first ever European surfer to make it into the top 44 surfers in the world, and Ben Skinner, currently ranked 5th in the world longboard rankings will be spending 2 days coaching on the Gower peninsula.

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Surfwise: a passionate film

"Surfwise", the documentary surf film created by director Doug Pray and featuring Lightning Bolt president Jonathan Paskowitz of the infamous Paskowitz surf clan, recently won Best Film at the International Surf Film Festival d’Anglet and Best Film at the Quiksilver Surfestival that recently took place in Chile.

“It’s an honor for “Surfwise” to win the title “Best Film” alongside so many amazing surf films also recognized at this festival, featuring top surfers such as Jordy Smith, and highly publicized flicks such as “Modern Collective,” says Lightning Bolt, USA president, Jonathan Paskowitz.

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Tarp surfing: 'let's start by buying some IKEA bags...'

Tarp surfing is the new actionsports trend born between the California surfers and skateboarders. It all started in the mid-90s, but the "technology" has evolved in the last years.

The easiest way to score a barrel is by tarp surfing. You just need a skateboard, some IKEA bags and a couple of friends. Of course, some of your friends are more creative than others. They even paddle for the each wave... er... tarp.

Tarp surfing is a great alternative to the small summer waves. Watch the tarp surfing video from the Santa Cruz crew, here.