I have recently moved house. Sort of. In the process one or two old photos have come to light. The pic above was taken by my mate Elliot Caldwell in 1984. We'd travelled to Newquay from Devon for the Boardmasters, which, if memory serves, was won that year by Martin Potter. We spent an enjoyable week camping somewhere (no idea where now), surfing every day, checking out the action and then, by night, either drinking a modest half of lager in Newquay or, in my case, skating the Holywell Skate Bowl.
In fact we (or rather, I) drove my Mini into the bowl and almost tipped it over. Once it was back on the flat, the headlights proved useful in lighting up the bowl.
The dismaying thing about this pic, from my ancient POV, is that it is incontrovertible evidence that once upon a time I was slim. Equally, though, it shows that I always was a bit of a fashion icon.
The board, for those interested, was a Vision Gator. Apparently worth a few quid now but mine is long gone.