Monday, 31 May 2010
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Swell is just half a foot with a light force 1 cross-shore northerly breeze.
High 05.07 3.7m
Low 11.12 0.8m
High 17.30 3.9m
Low 23.37 0.8m
The waves are gone missing in the fine weather but the Back Line is in bloom. Pictures below for Coolmore people far away this morning.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Photo Extracted from The Wavewatcher's Companion by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, published by Bloomsbury on 7 June at £14.99. To order a copy for £14.49 (including UK mainland p&p), go to guardian.co.uk/bookshop or call 0330 333 6846. © Gavin Pretor-Pinney Limited 2010
Read the whole book review at http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/may/25/waves-ocean-natural-forces
Flat with light force 1-2 offshore north easterly breeze.
High 04.20 3.6m
Low 10.21 0.9m
High 16.74 3.8m
Low 22.47 0.9m
The calm hot water seems to have given rise to an algae bloom close to the cliffs. See photo below. It will take just one good stormy tide to scatter it.
Monday, 24 May 2010
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Fledgling Isle of Wight based business Rapanui has proved that even small businesses can turn sustainability into profitability. The company have been making radical changes to the way the fashion business sources its materials, offering their customers an unprecedented level of detail, facts and figures and even interactive maps covering the entire supply chain from seed to shop on every product. The ethical eco-fashion label has unmatched ethical credentials and its two young directors have been nominated for countless sustainability and entrepreneurial awards.
“The idea is to educate our customers about where their clothes come from and exactly how it was made so that they can be empowered to make an informed decision as shoppers” said Co-Founder Rob Drake-Knight “at Rapanui we have a passion to be a success for doing business the right way”
The business was founded by Brothers Rob and Martin Drake-Knight in early 2008 and has quickly grown into an award winning brand, earning recognition from Enterprising Young Brits Awards and the sustainable business awards for their commitment to ethical and sustainable methods. Their ambitious sustainable business model is the key to their success; the motivation to develop Rapanui’s eco-friendly style came from their experiences in the water, repeatedly getting ill from sewage released onto their local beach in storm surf.
The brand takes a holistic approach to sustainability, using sustainable textiles like organic cotton, bamboo and hemp. Clothes are manufactured in a Fairwear Foundation audited supply chain including a factory powered by renewable energy. Critically though, this isn’t a clothing brand ticking the green box; the brothers accept that sustainability is not just about the design of products, technology or economics, it’s about communication design and dialogue.
Co-founder and director of sustainability Mart Drake-Knight said;
“To us it’s not just about clothes it’s about wearing what you believe in, As surfers we know that people relate to nature in different ways and we want to inspire people to think about the environment in their wider lifestyle.”
So if you want to see a great range of ethical surfwear, check them out at:
Friday, 21 May 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
The sea is virtually flat this morning, just a small half foot close to the beach. Breeze is light forcee 1 southerly cross-shore
Low 02.35 0.7m
High 08.45 0.9m
Low 14.48 0.9m
High 20.59 3.8m
Below, a closer shot of the whin bush in full bloom, specially for Coolmore folk in distant places who are unconsciously for the sight of one. The whin blossom is spectacular this May.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Saturday, 15 May 2010
2 foot swell, choppy with an onshore force 4 onshore breeze.
This report is late due to 3 mobile broadband failure in Rossnowlagh this morning. I've had to chase the signal to Ballyshannon and didn't bring tide tables so will add them later if Rossnowlagh recovers a signal.