Friday, 25 May 2012

Caption Competition

No mug winners I'm afraid, but loads of great guesses. The bar that finally lured me and the bar that had sat in my freezer for some time calling me whenever the family had retired to bed, "Pete, Pete, over here..." was in fact the Dairy Milk Bubbly. It wasn't a whole bar. It was a part eaten old one of Fin's. I found it in a melted state under the passenger seat of my Ford Mondeo and put it into the freezer for safe keeping. (I should add on behalf of my wife that on the whole our fridge freezer is full of recently purchased products and not discarded random stuff). Despite it's dodgy history, it was silky smooth.
We still have this mug to give away. Go on then, "run the caption competition"... here's a photo I took of Janey back in 1995, one of our first days on the beach. That Surf's Up! sign on the side of the trailer was hand painted - the logo man was called Lenny aka Lenny Logo, simples. It was just me and Janey back then... here's my attempt... Janey saying, "Pete stop banging on about our empire and get this trailer unpacked!" (which if you know me well, is genius!) I think that wins at least a t-shirt.

Let's have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place - a hoody, a mug, a sticker - in corresponding order of best e-mail entries. Make 'em good, make 'em clean.
Latest beach news - last week, too cold. This week, too hot! I've been working all day on my white bits, tomorrow I'm going to work on some Aloa Vera on my red bits!; Our band, Mahoustic is playing tomorrow night at the Oystercatcher. We have a new band member, Sam Horan, who is simply awesome on guitar. Sam and Wailin will be going toe to toe in a solo-off for most of the gig, expect big drawn out endings. All we need now is a decent vocalist!! It'll be the first time we've played a set together, could either be the start or the end of something quite beautiful. Be good to see you there in the mosh. And finally, an official press release from important people...
Right then, I'm going to tickle out on my bike for few miles. Dartmoor Classic coming up in a month, a nasty business. Surf looks great for the weekend, with accompanying sun. Don't forget to bend those knees now.

Venturing further afield

We're venturing further afield - well not that much further, just a short hop across the beach. Here's the official position...

"Lanhdyrock Estate are pleased to welcome Surf’s Up as the new tenant of the 29 acres of the foreshore of New Polzeath Beach owned by the Estate. The Estate received a number of tender applications. Surf’s Up!'s reputation, professionalism and superior standards along with a clear understanding of what works on the beach, made the Director’s decision an easy one." 

There are more than two owners of the beach at Polzeath. Weird to think that anyone owns the beach, but they do. A quite rare state of affairs. The Lanhydrock Estate have decided to make the most of their share and are quite within their rights to do so. We felt that it was an opportunity that we could take advantage of to compliment and work in conjunction with our existing operation.

Do we have plans? Maybe. We'll keep you posted on further developments.... but until then, "I know nothing!" 

ps and you thought we were sleeping!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Stop spitting on me, Llama

Beach House Special - 24th June - 27th June, sleeps ten, funny dates hence £450!! Call Rach on 07760 126225 if that tickles your buds. Couple of Duke of Edinburgh Residential places left at Surf's Up! flat.

After 10 weeks off the chocolate, last night I decided it was time to at least have a sniff and lick of the sweet stuff. Free Surf's Up! Mug to the first person who can correctly identify (via e-mail please) what bar broke the Camel's back! It was with some trepidation that I jumped on the scales this morning, and what do you know, no change!! Oh yes baby! I'm going to set up the choccy fountain this afternoon and put my head in it.
It's been a weird few days to be honest - the cat ate the hamster; I got spat in the eye by a Llama on a bike ride across Dartmoor; and I did an air shot with my Driver off a high tee (with a single figure handicap, the last time I did that was over 30 years ago) - all three events came as a complete surprise and tested my range of emotions from shock to much hilarity. Using the Rule of Three, I'm looking forward to rest of this week.

We have surf, but as yet this morning, no sun. It's a bit overcast. I have it on good authority that it's going to break through any min. The photo below is as is. First bit of decent surf for a while, so that means lots of people signed off 'sick' are recovering with a splash. I hope they feel better soon! Which reminds me, poor old Big Sam has twinged his back - a surfing / Cornish Wrestling injury combo - and is sporting the largest neck brace known to beach goers. We're looking forward to seeing his tan lines when that puppy comes off.

Photo below of returning instructor (and stunt double) Dee heading to water's edge, is what it's going to be like for the rest of the week and hopefully into Whitsun, which is already booking up on the surf lesson and surf hire front. Don't miss out now.

That's all for now. My Hayfever's started to kick in, so I'm off to track down that Llama and return the compliment!