Sunday, 21 February 2016

All about snowboarding, surfing and skiing and more


Last week I recounted how my mate Phil, was in the middle of a 3 month trip snowboarding in France (taking a rest from surfing) travelling in his homemade camper van and how he was lucky enough to stumble upon the Unofficial British Ski Jumping Championships on the 1st February organised and participated in by our super hero, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards. I promised to post some more photos of the event, featuring Eddie, as soon as Phil emailed them to me and here they are:

 
Eddie on his way to the jump
 
The jump site
 
No turning back for Eddie
... and he's off!!!

To my readers, I am offering a further week of a 10% discount on surf clothing purchased from my website british surfing company.  The discount code to enter is - PREVIEW GIFT.  The discount applies to Men's Surf T-Shirts, Women's Surf Tops, Men's Surf Hoodies and Jumpers and Women's Surf Hoodies andJumpers.

I expect that you have all been hearing ad nauseam about the EU referendum.  Over the next few months we will all be fed the usual half truth and downright lies about what is good for us, the wage-slave majority, like the rich tax dodgers have always done.  What they won’t tell us is what is really good for the Tories and their super-rich mates of course.  Another aspect which will probably be overlooked is the effect that leaving the EU will have on our freedom to travel in Europe. As surfers and snowboarders we have all be used to decades of chucking the surfboards or snowboards in the van and heading for the continent and, if we need to, getting work or receiving health care when we break a leg.  It’s not only surfing that will be affected if we leave the EU, it will be the good old British cheap continental holiday.  That of course will not affect our millionaire and billionaire Tory masters who can pop over on their yachts to see their super-rich mates.

See you later 

Allan

 



Saturday, 13 February 2016

Flying Like an Eagle
 
One of my mates Phil, lucky sod, is in the middle of a 3 month trip snowboarding in France travelling in his homemade camper van while I'm slaving over a hot website. Not hot in the illegal sense of course! He sends me regular updates on his progress and disasters a snippet of which I intend to bore you with now.
On the 1st February he was at Courchevel Le Prazthere and he heard that there was going to be a cancer research fundraising event at a small satellite resort which was just down the road. When he went down to investigate he discovered it was going to be the Unofficial British Ski Jumping Championships, organised and participated in by none other than our National Treasure and super hero, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards. In my humble opinion he embodies everything that is good about our indomitable "British Bulldog Spirit", something we are in grave danger, as a nation, of losing because of culture destruction. The man is a true legend. He competed in the 1988 winter Olympics in Calgary and he wasn’t young then, so according to my mate Phil, seeing him throw himself off a 90metre "tremplin" was an event not to be missed. Here's a photo of Eddie at the Championships on the 1st February:
 
I've asked Phil to email me some action photos of Eddie from the completion which I will be sharing with you in a latter blog.
 
Whilst Phil has been away I have done a revamp on the british surfing company website and created an exciting new look.  There are some more changes afoot which I will tell you about in a later blog.  To celebrate my hard work I am offering a 10% discount to my readers off any purchases from my website using code  PREVIEW GIFT.  The discount applies to Men's T-Shirts, Women's Tops, Men's Hoodies and Jumpers and Women's Hoodies and Jumpers.
 
See you later
 
Allan

 



Wednesday, 1 April 2015


The british surfing company is a highly rated, new and growing internet business founded in 2014 by Allan Beard who has been involved in surfing for over 30 years, moving from London to Newquay, Cornwall in 1984.  Allan is a keen surfer and was the Secretary of the English Surfing Federation for many years when Russell Winter and Mark Harris were grommets competing in ESF events.   He has also been involved with the British Surfing Association (now Surfing GB), the European Surfing Federation and has close contacts with UK Pro Surf Tour.

Allan is a strong supporter of environmental issues as are the vast majority of surfers, being ‘close up’ with the results of pollution. The british surfing company supports and sponsors Surfers Against Sewage and also subscribes to Sports Action which helps injured veterans recover through the sport of surfing.

The british surfing company’s mission is to promote surf style clothing which is produced or finished in the UK and sourced from ethical sustainable and organically produced materials.  With this in mind british surfing company has carefully selected the suppliers to included in the website.  Other suppliers will be included as appropriate as the business continues to grow and will also include UK based surfing hardware brands.  Currently surf style clothing is offered from the following manufacturers:

Animal is a UK sports lifestyle brand producing the best in design and quality.  We are currently selling from their range of men’s and women’s t-shirts, tops, jumpers, sweatshirts, hoodies, shorts, boardshorts (boardies), dresses, skirts, polo shirts and backpacks (rucksacks).  The british surfing company has plans to extend the range of clothing and accessories for the start of the summer to include flip flops, sun glasses and beach wear.  Animal is a strong supporter of action sports in the UK particularly in surfing and is a sponsor of a substantial number of competitive teams.

Rapanui is a fast growing leader in the production of surf style clothing made from sustainable materials which are made in an ethically accredited, wind powered factory.  Rapanui’s entire range of products are made in UK to the highest ethical standards, which is why the company has won several awards including the HBA Sustainability Award 2012.  The designs employed by Rapanui are outstanding and all products are of the highest quality. The british surfing company stock the entire Rapanui range of products which include men’s and women’s t-shirts, tops, jumpers, hoodies, sweatshirts and polo shirts all made from the best organic materials.

Silverstick is an ‘active clothing’ company who create high quality, ethical clothing for ‘outdoor people’. The clothing produced by Silverstick is ‘made for life’.  Silverstick use the finest natural fabrics to produce comfortable and durable clothing.  They are committed to using ethical design and manufacture, prioritising organic fabrics and ensuring their clothing is made in accredited factories by people paid a fair wage. Silverstick have some of the most distinctive designs on the market and the british surfing company stock their complete range including men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and polo shirts.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Our Mission Statement

The british surfing company brings you the best in UK British surf style clothing design.  british surfing company only stocks products which are ethically produced and are eco-friendly.  This blog will keep you up-to-date with current trends, changes and innovations in surf clothing.  The british surfing company support Surfers Against Sewage and Surf Aid.