Thursday, 22 October 2009

Post Strike

Hm, not sure about the post strike?! I have a healthy disregard for Unions! I still think it's pretty amazing that you can send a letter and have it hand delivered at the other end of the country the next day for the cost of a small chocy bar. We'd pay a bit more wouldn't we?

The Cribbar was firing yesterday. I was down at Fistral at the British Surfing Association HQ for a surf school meeting, watching the boys tow in to double overhead. Looked like they were having great fun. Fistral itself was pretty good - might explain why quite a few of the meeting attendees didn't come back after lunch!!

We've battled with the BSA, our governing body, for the past 10 years. In fact, one guy said he was only at the meeting to see the fireworks! one major point of contention that I've always had was that the BSA had their own surf school. Which in effect meant that we were competing with our own governing body. But last July they sold it, so now we have a clean sheet of paper to work out what's going to be best for surf schools and the development of surfing in the UK (and the commonwealth). I have to say it was the most positive meeting I've been at in 17 years - some real steps forward. Faith has been restored. What was really nice was the positive recognition of what we've been doing with our Elite Boardriders, through the work of Kelly. Not just from the exec, but from the other surf schools. It was pretty cool and a good turnaround. As the largest surf school we've led the industry in many ways over many years. So a big up to the exec, definitely moving in the right direction.

Tweeked the old calf - same old story! Couple of days lay off - but could do with some training with the race coming up next weekend.

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