Huge thanks to @Surf_Photo, one of the best in the game, for sorting me out with some picture of Ben for the Show Notes an all.

Episode 017 of the Looking Sideways podcast is live!
For this one popped in to see Ben Skinner while I was down in Newquay recently to discuss his life and career. We also chatted about longboarding, the ethos behind Skindog Surfboards, how he balances a mental life/work schedule, his ambition to win a world title, and why a recent article about the state of UK surfing annoyed him so much.
It’s a good one this, thanks for coming on the show Ben, great to catch up.

New blog post is up – and as its from episode 001 guest Ed Leigh it’s a good one.
Every episode I ask a guest to provide me with a Top 5 – Ed hit back with his ‘Top 5 80s Movie Party Scenes’. Yes, it does include Trading Places, Animal House ad Big Wednesday, although no Crocodille Dundee surprisingly.
Anyway hit the link below to watch and learn with Big Eddie.

@andrew_cotton Cheers for the RT, you doing the ride this weekend? Be good to catch up if so.

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Episode 016 is up! In this special episode I spoke to my old friend @marcuschapman321 about his amazing work as a trustee for @thecalmzone and the importance of speaking openly about the sensitive topic of mental health.
We also discussed our friend the much-loved and much-missed Nelson Pratt, and the amazing legacy to Nelson Marcus has created with Nelly’s brother Chris through the annual #NelsonsTourDeTestValley, which is taking place this weekend to raise money for @thecalmzone. Thanks to @nataliemayerphoto for the pics of Nelly.
An emotional and cathartic chat this one, thanks for being so open Marcus. Ride on Nelly! We miss you brother X