My thanks to Michael Simonds who sent me the following picture and says:
"..Last weekend I decided that 'normal' surfing was far too boring and so decided to spice it up another notch (Bam!) by performing some Nextreme Surfing. As you can see I took along a cherished copy of The Eyre Affair, safely ensconsed in home-made waterproofing, to Croyde Bay and picked just about the largest breakers possible for that added frisson. If anyone is wondering what it is I'm wearing; that's a wetsuit; it stops me turning blue. I was lucky with English summer weather (it wasn't raining) but surfing beneath a steel sky in shorts just off the coast of Devon is not reccommended. At least not by me.
PS After viewing, several non-surfers have expressed their scepticism as to whether or not I was actually surfing or just standing on a surfboard in inches of water; I can assure you that I was moving as I hope the Nextreme Sinking/Falling pictures with demonstrate...
To go back to the Thursday Next X-treme 2006 nominations page, click HERE.
To go to the 2005 nominations page, click HERE.