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Posts from ‘August, 2012’

FOUR SEASONS: PROTECT OUR WAVES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 25 August 2012 WHEN it comes to signing petitions, people break down into two basic types. There are the ones who quickly skim-read the blurb, then make a snap decision: either say “yeah, I broadly agree with that” and sign on the dotted line or “nope, sorry, not for me”. And […]

FOUR SEASONS: SEARCHING FOR THE KING OF THE SIDEWAYS SLIDERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 18 August 2012 IN THEORY, sliding sideways should be a transferable skill. A decent surfer shouldn’t find it too hard to adapt to skateboarding, an experienced skater should find snowboarding a breeze, a snowboarder should take to wakeboarding like a duck to water, and so on. But the world of the […]

FOUR SEASONS: HERE BE MONSTERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 11 August 2012 THE sport of surfing is now well-established in these chilly islands, but many non-surfers – particularly those who grew up before the invention of the wetsuit – still seem surprised to discover that anyone rides waves in Scotland. I frequently find myself having to itemise the many good […]