I’m rereading Becoming Westerly ahead of my chat with surfer, journalist and acclaimed author @jamiebrisick this week, a book with a lot to say about identity, self-image and the lies we tell ourselves. It’s also a brilliantly entertaining look at Aussie surf culture in the 70s and 80s.
If you’re looking to fill a Barbarian Days-shaped hole in your life, look no further.

If you’ve listened to the latest episode with @gbparkandpipe honcho and all round UK snowboard royalty @lesleymckenna, you’ll know we cover a lot of ground as we discuss her life and career highlights – including that infamous 1988 Scottish Disco Dancing Championship win, and her latest British Championships half pipe win in 2017.
Swipe the shots above for an overview of an amazing career, and if you haven’t listened yet, hit the link on my bio to find out much more about Lesley’s amazing, inspirational career. 📷s: @josie.mcnamara @euan_ @jackdaddy

Latest episode is up and I finally interviewed somebody who isn’t a man! Yes for episode 009 I spoke to the great @lesleymckenna, three-time Olympian, reigning British half pipe champion (!), the brains behind @gbparkandpipe and true UK and European snowboarding royalty.
If inspiring chats with visionary people are your bag, full of intriguing insights into a fascinating career, don’t miss it. Link in bio. 📷by @euan_

Looking Sideways Podcast Episode 009: Lesley McKenna, Blazing Trails
The latest episode of the Looking Sideways podcast is up! And yes I finally managed to interview a woman – the great Lesley McKenna, three-time Olympian, mastermind behind GB Park and Pipe and all round European snowboarding royalty.
Lesley came to see me in Brighton and we chatted about her life and career.
It was a hugely enjoyable, inspiring chinwag with a true action sports visionary, full of peerless insights from Lesley’s career with value for anybody interested in how somebody at the top of their game has managed to sustain excellence over a two-decade career. Don’t miss it.

Click the link below to listen to the episode, to subscribe on iTunes, and for full show notes.