— cie

just picked up a sick new board from JP surfboards, john changed the shape a bit from my last board and dropped it to 5’1″. had a surf on it n gwenver last weekend and it went sick, can’t wait for some

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had the welsh champs last weekend, it’s usually the first comp of the year but it was postponed twice because of lack of surf. it’s a comp i always look forward to

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the quiksilver king of the groms uk event was on last weekend in croyde, the event was moved to putts on the sat because it was super stormy. i had some hard heats and got knocked out in the quarter finals of the u14s, SUPER GUTTED i didn’t get through to the semis on the sunday but happy with

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had a coaching day with Nathan Phillips Surf Coaching yesterday, there was a massive storm so i didn’t think we’d be surfing. when we got to llantwit beach carpark there was foam flying around like snow and the surf looked like it was breaking out by devon.

it was high tide so we caught a few waves on the swell boards up the

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boardriders house. from andy benetrix on Vimeo.

had an awesome training week with the quiksilver team in france. we stayed in the quik house in hossegor and had surf coaching, yoga and fitness training even day. was the best week and i met a load of new groms.

check out the clip, i’m in there for a bit.

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went to Portugal over Easter with my family, had some good waves but the weather wasn’t too great, loads of wind and rain.

surfed a few spots on the south coast and all up the west coast to Arriffana, stoked we got to surf Zavial even if it was packed out. surfed with Alex Botelho and Gony Zubizarreta in Zavial they were charging and super friendly in the water.

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NATHAN PHILLIPS SURF COACHING GROMMET TRAINING from nathan phillips surf coaching on Vimeo.

clips from nat’s from training day.

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couple of clips from February 2012.

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what’s the opposite of a dawny?…..a dusky? well I had a couple of those this week.

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happy new year, i’ve been slack on keeping my blog up to date, it’s not like I’ve been surfing loads so i’ve got no excuses really. dad’s been nagging me for a new blog so hopefully this will keep him quiet. it’s february half term now and has been flat all week and everyone seems to be away on a trip…..IT’S WORSE THAN BEING IN SCHOOL.

2011 was a great year for me, i got picked up by Quiksilver and won the Welsh u12 which were my two highlights. went on a few surf trips, had some good contest results and some not so good. i’m training a bit more this winter and that will hopefully improve my surfing. i’ve been doing some coaching with Nathan Phillips which is class and helping my surfing loads!!! Nate covers my techniques, stretching and fitness.

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