If you’re struggling for Christmas present ideas for your surfing friend or loved one, then here is my first idea for you: A quality surf watch. I’ve been a big fan of Breo watches ever since one of my good friends showed me his. I use a Breo – Roam Elite whilst surfing, as it’s so light and compact that you completely forget you’re even wearing it. The Roam Elite is like a thick rubber band with a tiny…

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  Here at Wild Tide I love nothing more than finding out about talented people working in Cornwall. This week I have been quizzing the up and coming Falmouth based illustrator Rachael Saunders, about her past, present and future. I hope you enjoy the interview and her fantastic images that are dotted throughout the piece. P.S. Don’t forget links to all of her sites are at the bottom of this piece. Tell us a little bit of history about yourself?…

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  I love fire. Not in a scary pyromaniac sort of way. Just that basic neanderthal instinct which I think every person has deep down. It’s a great time for fires and outdoor cooking; Autumn, bonfires, dark evenings and fireworks night. I’ve recently decided to treat myself to a few new bits of outdoor cooking gear. I found a great site called Not On The High Street. The items I bought were a Steel Bucket BBQ, a fire cooking utensil…

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  I know Wild Tide isn’t the place you’d traditionally come for poetry (I’ve never posted it before), but this week I stumbled across a poem which I think sums up some of Wild Tide’s spirit and ethos. I’ve decided to share it with you, as I know the intelligent, beautiful, sophisticated sort of people who read Wild Tide will connect with it, in at least some small way. This poem is by Irene Rutherford McLeod Who lived from 1891…

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  ALERT THE MEDIA – When I was on holiday in Spain I made a massive fashion discovery; it turns out that the Iconic Wayfarer sunglasses by Ray-Ban (that I have previous written about) aren’t the work of Ray-Ban at all. Actually the original design was created by a company called Koyo Bom. Ray-Ban even managed to steal their logo and make theirs look almost identical, unless under close inspection. Koyo Bom have obviously suffered badly after this massive copyright…

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  They say that a dog is man’s best friend, I think that ‘they’ are wrong – It’s the hoody. I don’t mean the hoodies that hang around shopping centres and David Cameron is so keen to hug, I’m talking about the warm, winter essential. Everyone has one: their long serving, warm, comfy, reliable hoody. They are there for you through everything, times good and times bad. The post winter’s surf warm-up, the long walks on the beach and for…

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  I love Mackerel, it’s one of my biggest pleasures in life. A lonely mackerel made me fall in love with fishing and I’ve spent many a happy summer eve proudly cooking my mackerel catch of the day. Mackerel is a hugely delicious and versatile fish, making it great to experiment with when cooking. Fishcakes are one of my favourite ways to cook it and I’ve tried lots of different recipes; this is the best one I’ve found, albeit with…

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  I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to browse Debby’s stall at the Falmouth Oyster Festival. I fell in absolute love with her work. Debby is a very skilled printmaker who specialises in etchings and mezzotints. She is so good, I even forgive the fact that she lives in Devon! Debby makes prints of a plethora of natural life, however it was her work on salt water UK species that I was particularly taken with. She had an…

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  Rather than go for my usual three songs by one band, as this week’s Three on Thursday falls on Halloween; It seemed only right that I picked my three favourite horror themes instead. So here they are my top 3 best horror film themes. Enjoy and have a horrifying Halloween! Did I do a good job? What would you have chosen? The Exorcist Halloween Saw

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  Longboarding is something which is epically cool in person and that coolness transfers onto camera perfectly. This video shows some skilled ladies carving down some gorgeous mountain scenery. It’s a great video which I stumbled across when looking at The Decemberists on youtube, it also made me want to go out and buy a longboard.

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