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ISSUE Welcome Sliders, to October’s issue of The Slideshow magazine. Not quite sure where this last month has gone, but here we are ready to fully embrace the Autumn. Thanks to those who entered our competition to win guest passes to the Lamiroy Academy’s surf coaching event. Full coverage will appear next issue. For now, feast your eyes on this...


Gwithian beach, Cornwall UK. Surfer: Gemma Chalmers, Photo: Andy Chalmers

MAGIC FIN. Pen and watercolour, by Gemma Chalmers.

5-1 FIN FAIR The first annual ‘5 to 1 Fin Fair’ this weekend at Porthtowan beach was for the surfing world what the wacky races are for formula 1. It was an amazing spectacle of boards, fins and surfing panache, where ‘style and flow’, rather than the difficulty of the manoeuvre, scored big with the judges. There was some serious talent out in the water; some of the UK’s finest sliders like Jake boex, Elsie Pinninger and Jimbo Al Bennet were amongst those throwing around swelly soft boards, bonza set up retro’s, mini Simmons’, logs, and even this new thing they’re calling a ‘thruster’.

Photo: Gemma Chalmers

5-1 FIN FAIR The competition was all about riding boards with different fin set ups: single fins, twinnies, thrusters, quads and 5 finners each had their own category, and the winner from each category went through to the grand finale, to fight for the prestigious golden ‘crown of fins’. If you’ve ever wanted to have a go in a no-pressure

Photos: Gemma Chalmers

surf comp, where any surfing style is embraced and fun is the keyword, then this would be your cup of tea. After waking up and shaking off the few pints of Lushington’s ale consumed at the surf film screening the night before, I drove with baited breath to the small Cornish village, waiting to see if the run of surf we

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Jimbo Al Bennett, throwing round the tail.

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tokes, Perranporth, UK.

Photos: Gemma Chalmers

My wonderful boyfriend Martin got me this beauty of a stand up paddleboard as a graduation present (he’s the best). This summer we took it to France, so on days where the ocean was flat as a pancake we could still play in the sea, as well as exploring French lakes and rivers (like the ‘Lot’ in the photo on the right). I am now in the process of painting the board with Posca pens (turns out it’s taking quite a while) and can’t wait to get back in the water!


Inga Brecht, Plymouth, UK.


Godrevy, Cornwall, UK. Photo: Gemma Chalmers

THE Cruel and Cur Over two nights on the last weekend in September, the Cornish courtyard barns of Stowe Barton saw 17 artists showcase their work in the Cruel and Curious Sea exhibition. “The show was a phenomenal success. Each and every artist really went to town on his or her space and,

alongside the atmospherics created by the production team, it turned the venue into a really special event! The car park was full both nights, and the feedback that has come in since has been mind-blowing. So I think there’s no question that we’ll team up with the

National Trust again next year Barton.” “We rounded it off yesterday o film & music that was created Hickory Nines contributor Lee

Photo: Andrew Radley.

rious sea and do a return to Stowe

on the event page with the especially for the event by Robertson and our friend

Jack Bessant (of The SB Band & Reef). It drew a nice line under this years show.“ - Cai Waggett, curator of The Cruel & Curious Sea.

Photo: Andrew Radley.

It was an incredible experience, the ambience of the national trust property at Stowe Barton was awesome! Cai and the Hickory nines group had put in so much work to bring the whole thing together. And the cold stormy nights seemed perfectly fitting to the event! On a personal level it was an amazing and inspiring experience to be involved in such a wonderful collaboration of artists. It was my first show for over 16 years. This work was produced completely under the ‘Cruel and Curious’ theme Cai gave us all and the response to the images was really, really great! ...I’m still buzzing two days after! There’s talk also of a second show and some spin off work from the event, And I can’t thank Cai and Hickory nines enough for letting me be part of it. Here’s to the next one! - Danni Bradford, Illustrator / Cruel & Curious exhibitor.

Cruel and Curious sea

Danni Bradford - Golden Bear - Bryn ‘Byrd’ Hall - Sue Read - Jago Silver - Daniel Scott -

Above: ‘The Kraken in the Bottle’ by Danni Bradford.

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Issue 12. The Slideshow magazine.  
Issue 12. The Slideshow magazine.  

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