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Posts from ‘December, 2009’

FOUR SEASONS: IN PRAISE OF HAPPY ACCIDENTS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 December 2009 THE best thing about the sea? It doesn’t always do what it’s supposed to. Surf forecasting has become such an exact science these days that a lot of the time you can plan your life around what the eggheads who run websites like magicseaweed.com and waveguru.com tell you. […]

FOUR SEASONS: BRIGHT FUTURE, WATT?

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 19 December 2009 “IT’S been a funny year,” muses Fraserburgh surfer George Watt. That’s one way of putting it. By rights, the dizzying series of ups and downs the 22 year-old has experienced over the last 12 months should have reduced him to a gibbering wreck.

FOUR SEASONS: NUCLEAR SURF SOUNDS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 12 December 2009 FEW sounds are as evocative as the reverby twang of the surf guitar, and for a fleeting moment in the early 1960s that twang became sonic shorthand for an entire subculture – not just in Southern California, where it originated, but all over the world. Even today, just […]

FOUR SEASONS: HAPPY 50th SURFER

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 5 December 2009 ANY day now there will be a familiar “thwack” on my doormat as the latest edition of Surfer magazine drops through the letterbox, at which point normal life will be temporarily put on hold. It doesn’t matter if I’m late for work when Surfer arrives or late for […]