Devon pro surfer Lyndon Wake keeps us up to date with what he's up to, with his BBC Devon blog
The madness of August has been very much present over the last couple of weeks. Surf competitions, parties, photo shoots for Carve magazine; my feet have hardly touched the ground!
My luck in competitions hasn't changed much since my last blog, more highs and lows were definitely present as I competed at the Oakley Pro Junior in Lacanau and the Rip Curl Pro Junior in Hossegor.
Watch Lyndon Wake in action, with music from his pals Laura Lost
The waves were extremely small in Lacanau; which is usually my worst nightmare. However, I picked the better waves of the heat allowing me to have more scoring potential. Winning my heat, I looked forward to the apparent improvement in surf the following day.
Luck funnily enough was not on my side, getting 4th in my following heat really made me hit rock bottom. All I wanted to do was get out of Lacanau and go surf some fun waves with my girlfriend and friends who where staying just north of Hossegor. So we hit the road again.
Down time between competitions is so important to me, giving me time to reflect on my heats and try to work on ways to improve my results in the up and coming competitions.
This however was not possible. I took two days off to surf with my friends and then had to head back down to the mayhem of Hossegor and the sickest place to be this summer, the Nike 6.0 House in Capbreton.
Lyndon says he's 'busy, busy, busy' at the moment
Carve photographer Will Bailey had come down to do an article on the UK Nike 6.0 surfers and the greatly anticipated Nike 6.0 house.
Keeping to the tradition of the summer, the waves were flat for the time that Will had initially decided to stay but as we checked the charts more, the forecast looked amazing for the weekend of the Rip Curl Pro Junior in Hossegor.
Will extended his trip and we shot at every opportunity, goose chasing up and down the coast looking for barrels and air sections.
Getting knocked out first round of the 3* Hossegor Pro Junior helped me I guess, giving me more time to get the best air shot I think I've ever had. It's funny how things work out like that.
I pushed my body to the absolute limit pulling into barrel after barrel even if it was clear I wasn't going to make it, just to try and get the "perfect" shot.
Lyndon has been taking part in a series of photo shoots
My body is still aching; a pretty heavy wipe-out caused me to feel a little concussed for a couple of days. Some of days off from surfing is what my body needs; time to recuperate.
So it worked out well that Nike 6.0 have organized a "Mini Migration".
This basically is a gathering of all the top European team riders from Surfing to BMX - we have to take part in team activities such as go-karting and attend various meetings about the brand.
It's a great way to meet the people behind the scenes at Nike 6.0 and give them feedback on their product.
So I'm busy, busy, busy for the next couple of days till I'm homeward bound, but not for long - more pro juniors await me, so Tenerife here I come.
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