Surfing in North Devon – the guardian

“As a clean three foot swell hits the world class surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde, Alastair Sawday heads to North Devon to look at areas vibrant and ever growing surf culture through the eyes of the men that make it happen. He spends time at the local point break with Andrew Cotton, the Devon lifegaurd, boy turned big wave hero. He visits the Gulf Stream Surfboards factor and talks to founder Julian ‘Jools’ Matthews and spends some time with surfing historian Peter Robinson”.

Olympic Torch 2012 passes through Torbay

Second day of the Olympic Torch Relay arrives at Torbay, Devon.  This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to see!

Portrait of a surfer

A beautiful video filmed on location in West Cornwall, Swami’s short film profiles multiple British and European longboard champion Sam Bleakley: surfer, explorer and writer.

An insightful glimpse into a surfer’s state of mind, travel wonder lust and the ultimate draw back home.

New site in the works

Torbay Surfing is slowly being updated to an easier to use system.  Please stay tuned as we continue to migrate old content.  Unfortunately some content cannot be migrated, however we shall now attempt to upgrade the site with new posts more frequently!

Some of the new features include; new twitter integration to replace the old ‘Session’s box’ Tweet with and use #torbaysurfing for your messages to appear on the new Torbay Surfing front page. – Handy if you want to post sessions or meet ups.

Brand new gallery system – I am in the process of migrating all the old pics and galleries.

Brand new comments system ( – no more site registration required.  Simply post your content using existing social media accounts.