Interview with Ned Overend

  Waterworldyork – Ned, thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to chat with you.  Your long, storied career encompasses so much that we feel like we’re talking to a living, endurance-sports history book.  We’ll start off by asking an easy one.  How are the lungs? Ned – “Old and getting older. I still had a few good performances in 02 and am excited about a variety of events in 03. Two bright spots this year were having the fastest bike splits at the XTERRA Keystone and XTERRA finals at Tahoe. I was third at Tahoe and fifth at Read More

Keep your Children safe and move to Wales

Parents may be unintentionally exposing their children to cyber-bullying and other online risks by setting up social media accounts for their offspring and allowing them to surf the web unsupervised. With increasing numbers of children using the internet, a new study has found that only one in ten parents think their child is safe online yet many (43%) willingly set up social media profiles for their children, even if they are under-age. A third of parents also admitted they had not spoken to their children about how to stay safe online and less than 1 in 5 had set parental controls Read More

Interview with Professor Kerry Black

SJ – Will they build and test a scale model to show the affects on tidal flows, waves, and currents? Kerry – What has happened in the last 10-15 years is that the computer/numerical models have become much more sophisticated; and they are much more versatile than the scale models because you can do a lot more different shapes and sizes and change parameters so much easier in a mathematical model than you can in a hard concrete or wooden physical model. Also the physical models have some disadvantages with scale affects and you need a very large model and Read More

Martin Potter Interview

  (Photo courtesy & Copyright © Estpix.com) SJ: Why are you competing at the Boardmasters festival and not at the higher rated WQS event at the American Opean of Surfing @ Huntington Beach in America? What Makes Newquay special for you? Pottz: The Boardmasters gave me the wildcard last year although unfortunately I was unable to hang around and surf in it due to my wife giving birth to twins. So I felt like I had to come back and that I had some unfinished business. But besides that, I’ve actually retired from surfing competitively, this is probably just a Read More

The endless bummer

I recently returned to England for a visit after living in Australia for the past 30 years. I thought it was about time I got my act together, place my bum on an air-plane seat, and see the old country again. Not only Brighton and Hove where I grew up, but also Cornwall as well, namely Newquay, where a group of friends and I spent a couple of magical summers, enjoying the friendly laid-back atmosphere of Newquay in the sixties.   Great Western, Summer 1963 Copyright © Seasedge Publications It was a time when the Beach Boys were popular, and Read More

Tsunami hit Arugam Bay

It was a gruelling twelve hour flight to the Sri-Lankan capital Colombo and a further ten hour bus journey East along dirt tracks and bumpy roads to our final destination, the tsunami hit Arugam Bay. This is a small fishing community on the east coast of Sri Lanka, which was devastated when the Tsunami hit; and with more than 300 people dying, the communities residents stood shoulder to shoulder as they grieved. Now, six-months on from the Tsunami, and in a country that Marco Polo described as the most beautiful island of it’s size he had ever seen, my eyes Read More