Urm, yeah , well not much to report today really. Surf's pretty good - 3ft, little bit onshore and mushy with the big high tide. The boys took the trailer off the beach last night just in case a surge decided to place it elsewhere. Many years ago during a storm, a huge Portacabin that acted as a temporary home at the top of the beach to the Surf Life Saving Club was lifted by a storm surge and dropped right outside the entrance to TJ's! That was quite a sight. I remember the TJ's staff were stood in the doorway as the Portacabin floated on by, then came back and stopped. That would have been quite a surprise. And our own trailer was lifted up many, many years ago - but fortunately didn't go too far. We had the assistance of about 20 local kids sitting on top of it to hold it down. That's the sort of amateur error you only make once! Hence, we edge on the side of caution. If there's any doubt that the tide might come up for the early morning surge, then we just take it off. Much more conducive to a good nights kip!
Oh I can see Bill from Escape Surfboards taking the Polzeath morning wave photo to stick up on Magic Seaweed. He's always very disciplined at that. I do it sometimes but am easily distracted. As well as crafting custom boards Bill imports these NXT surfboards from China - which are moulded, means they're durable, but they're also performance orientated. They're not like the old pop-outs you used to get. The price point is excellent and we sold quite a few last year. As with a lot of products from China this year, I think the delivery got stuck on one of the slower boats and has only recently arrived. Worth giving him a shout though to see what's come over - there's about one million boards in the range to choose from.
Myself and Janey are busy working on new products for the shop. We've taken out the boards and are selling the last of the wetsuits to make room for a new range of Surf's Up! surf wear. So the whole shop next year will be a voyage of discovery trying out new and varied products. As we speak we're trying to get everything ready for the Christmas rush.