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found some clips from back in the day……well back in october 2011

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a clip of nathan philips coaching day.

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I went to Hossegor, France on the 24th September for a weeks coaching, it was organised by Nathan Phillips surf coaching and Quiksilver, there were four groms Harry De Roth, Max Payne and Rhys Barfield and me.

We stayed in the Quiksilver Boardriders house which was

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some surfs this august, got the hang of the mower not but much room for my board, dad’s car next!

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had the jesus classic last weekend in Croyde, really good event with loads going on, it was great to see some more welsh groms there too.

it was wet and windy again but plenty of surf, early on the Saturday it was about 2 foot but picked up to about 6 foot by the evening.

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went to godrevy last weekend for the rip curl gromsearch, had a great weekend loads of surfing.

we arrived friday afternoon and it the surf was 1 foot but really sunny, got up on saturday and it was about 4 foot, breaking miles out, windy and raining, at least there was waves! luckily I was in my wetty most of the day but dad got soaked.

my u12s heats were up first on saturday

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at Llantwit Major on the 20th of august i did a grom coaching day with Nathan Phillips. there were four of us groms Owen, Logan, Scott and me so we all had plenty of individual feedback from Nath. the surf was amazing for the first session, it was high tide 3ft, plenty of waves to go around because most of the locals were in bed! A bit of a rip but the surf made up for it.

after the first session we went in to the lifeguard tower to do video analysis, Nath gave us feedback and went through the things we did well and the things we should work on. After that we did some stretching and some Swiss ball work too. As we ate lunch we had a go on Nath’s carve

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at sennen cove on the 14th of august Joel Gray held a contest that was called the mini bugs. the competition categories were: fleas (8 and under), ants (10 and under) and beatles (12 and under).

i entered the beatles, it wasn’t the usual competition format. we all surfed two heats and the four surfers with the highest two wave scores from the heats made the final. it was a great format and made you think more about your scores than just getting through the heats.

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from the 31st of July to the 5th off august i had a training week with Surf Solutions in cornwall. i got down there without my parents and stayed in a caravan with Seth Hughes’s family. the caravan and caravan site was amazing we had a swim in the pool and played pool every night.

it was the usual meeting place

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on the weekend 16-17 of july i did a weekend training with Joel Gray (Surf Solutions) in cornwall. we had to meet Joel at the HPC 9am on the saturday, dad wouldn’t drive down on the friday so we had to leave at 5:30 in the morning, i was so tired I slept in the car with a sleeping bag and pillow, at least my snoring kept Dad awake on the way down!

the weekend was really good fun and

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