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FOUR SEASONS: SURFING BY REMOTE CONTROL

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 9 February 2013 THESE may sound like the words of a raving masochist to any non-surfing readers out there, which I guess is probably most of you, but surfing in Scotland in the middle of winter has its advantages. The waves are bigger, the crowds are smaller and the sealife that […]

FOUR SEASONS: PEASE POO PART THREE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 10 November 2012 THIS is it folks: the third and final week in which Four Seasons discusses the issue of sewage treatment at Pease Bay in the Borders. If you somehow missed out on Parts One and Two of this carnival of copraphilia, catch up online at www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/outdoors/roger-cox Here’s a quick […]

FOUR SEASONS: PEASE POO PART TWO

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 3 November 2012 Welcome to another exciting episode of The Poo Show! Last week, regular readers may recall, Four Seasons spent some quality time at Scottish Water’s sewage treatment plant at Cove in the Scottish Borders, just around the corner from the popular surfing beach at Pease Bay. The plant has […]

FOUR SEASONS: PEASE POO PART ONE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 October 2012 FINISHED your breakfast? Good, because this week we’re talking poo. Still eating? You may want to turn the page and come back later. Back in 2009, The Scotsman reported that, at various sites around Scotland’s coastline, sewage released into the sea was being treated to a lower standard […]

FOUR SEASONS: SPONSORS NEEDED FOR SURF COMP

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 14 October 2012 UNHAPPY news reached Four Seasons this week from Daan Meijer, European marketing manager for US-based surf clobber brand O’Neill: the Thurso Coldwater Classic, the surfing competition that has drawn some of the best aquatic athletes on the planet to the north coast of Scotland in recent years, has […]

FOUR SEASONS: SHARKS IN SCOTLAND PART 2

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 29 September 2012 A FEW weeks ago on this page I mentioned the story of Andrew Rollo, who was “bumped” by a shark – probably a porbeagle – while surfing at Spey Bay last autumn. (Porbeagles are a lot like great whites, only smaller and less angry-looking.) I also pointed out […]

FOUR SEASONS: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT SURFING

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 8 September 2012 THE SURFING lifestyle isn’t as environmentally friendly as it may appear – or as some surfers may like to think. There seems to be a common misconception among the wave-riding fraternity that spending lots of time bobbing around in the sea makes you some sort of eco-warrior by […]

FOUR SEASONS: SURFIN’ IN THE MOONLIGHT

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 1 September “DISTANCES do not seem to obey the laws of perspective after dark.” So says veteran fishing scribe and regular nocturnal yomper Chris Yates in his recently-published book Nightwalk, which charts a magical dusk-till-dawn meander through the rolling landscape of the North Downs, and which must surely be one of […]

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 […]