Having my love of american gangster movies rekindled after many weeks of TV putting on the great Hollywood blockbusters like; Goodfellas, The Godfather, Scarface, Casino… the list goes on. Had me thinking, “what would life be like if the surfing world was a little more New York American-Italiano?”
I would be brilliant!
Instead of pulling out a gun or copious amount of illegal substances Ray Liotta just pull a new leg rope out to impress his friends! And “meet my wittle fwiend!” that Al Pacino is so fond of is actually a 5’5 Lost… Round Nose Fish!
Life would be good.
Except the needless violence when you accidently drop in on fat Tony, “Eh, you drop in on me, you think that is funny? Eh, Joey grab a shovel we got some digging to do!”
Other than that it would be fun! I heart gangsters.
Wooo! Its Summer Solstice today! Longest day of the year. I don’t know about you but I’m off to grab a beer and sit on the beach ’till nearly midnight. Brilliant!
Today we have had our delivery of “52 Weekends by the Sea”. The book is all about 52 weekends by the sea! Hence the aptly named title of the publication. We’re especially excited about this because it see our own Sarah and Cheyne of Constantine Bay Surf School having a chapter.
Sarah Mid-Flow in Lesson
We’re not going to tell what is in the book, but I will say it is a very well written piece. So if you are in need of inspiration for a weekend or two, drop by and pick up a copy!
52 Weekends by the Sea, Benson and Easton, Virgin Books, 2010. RRP £ 18.99
This morning I was opening up the shop when to my surprise I saw what looked like a late returned bodyboard and wetsuit lying on the ground outside the shop.
As I approached the equipment I noticed a small note hanging out of the boogie board.
Have left a Bodyboard (customX white) and old wetsuit! I bought a new board from you a couple of weeks ago (blue manta 5,07), love the board more importantly love the shop stay on it mate.
It is a really nice surprise to find out when someone has had a good surfing experience when given the right advice. Here at Constantine Bay Surf Stores we love to get our customers the right surf stuff, and love the reaction of our customers.
Anyways, a big thank you Lee. Its customers like you that keep Des from slipping into a crime and keeps him off the street.
Board of the week has taken a break for a couple weeks!! But now its back with more “umpf” than ever.
This week we are reviewing the Channel Island Surfboards MSF G2 Model.
6’2 * 19 3/4″ * 2 3/4″
“Inspired by Rob Machado in 2001, the single fin has proven to ride as smooth as it looks. Full outline make the MSF fun even in small waves. Comes with a polished gloss finish, a retro style resin tint and a fin designed by Rob.”
ref: http://www.cisurfboards.com, 2010
This unique piece of master craftsmanship comes equipped with a beautiful true ames 8″ single fin. The single fin in a board like this really smoothes out the ride. We recommend that this board should be used on really clean days, hollow waves and days where you want to cruise!
Aesthetically the board ticks all the boxes. The board we have in store comes with an amazing green resin tint and a white pin line on the deck.
Then there is the technical aspects of this board; the rails are hard in the tail and continue to stay hard to the nose. Unlike modern designs with boxy rails in the tail, this has lower rails, with fuller more forgiving rails in the mid section of the board. Ultimately these rail features give the board an “old school” vibe, complemented with bottom contours that modernize the board. This shred sled will have the speed of a modern Al Merrick with the cruise of the 1970’s!
If you’re interested in this board come in and pick it up, have a feel. This is a very special surfboard.
Yesterday the Quiksilver King of the Groms event kicked off at Newquay’s Fistral Beach.
The competition sees the top UK grommets pitted against one-another in a bitter struggle of good and evil, that will ultimately leave one victor and the others left emotionally wounded on the shoreline.
Shop goblin and part time cruiser of the Constantine area Ed Smith popped in for a post competitive chat.
Right to Left: Ed Smit, Bennett, Moore, Tollemarche, Kev Smith
“I made my heats today.. tomorrows man on man”, Ed told our eye in the sky reporter Ben Bennett, to which Ben replied, “I’m hungry”.
We wish Ed the best of luck for the rest of the competition. GO ED.
Jake Greene newest member of the shop crew 2010, has been chilling out at the shop and dropped a few of his pics in for our blog.
About Jake Greene:
Jake Greene is a small grommet aged 13, residing in Trevone. He is keen little surfer/skater and guitarist, into his music and dancing, and has even been known to take a photo or two. Above is a small collection of what Jake is capable of.