illustration by seamouse


All ordered KooKs now sent... thankyou to everyone who has bought one so far, enjoy! Reader-supported publication rules.

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All ordered KooKs have now been dispatched, so please let me know if you dig em. A massive thankyou to all contributors. As someone said, all else fails you can eat fish & chips out of them...





I've created a dropdown menu for international postage. Please note, there will be KooKs in America and Australia later this year, so this is if you just can't wait.

For American, Australian, Canadian Kooks please use the button at right and select KooK USA, Canada, Australia.

For European Kooks, please select KooK Europe.

The prices quoted when you reach the paypal page include international postage. (£5.50 for USA, £5.20 for Europe.)

The first 100 numbered KooKs are fast disappearing so be lightning if you want one. Or, just write on yours in pencil.




KooK is a surfing newspaper, published independently and printed in the UK on paper from sustainable forests. No Paid-For Advertising. Please spread the word by reposting this!


Global contributors include Cyrus Sutton, Mike Black, Mark Leary, Ryan Heywood, Kassia Meador, Tom Haskett, Kate Czucsman, Andrew Kidman, John Eldridge, Jim Newitt, Alex Rowse, Michael Fordham, Ollie Banks, Mark Dickinson, Rob Royal, Seamouse, Ryan Tatar, Ryan Lovelace and many more.


KooK features Cyrus Sutton on handplanes, hulls with Ryan Lovelace, notes on flow by Mark Dickinson, John Isaac by Michael Fordham, Shayne House on tea... KooK includes illustration by Seamouse, Ryan Thomas, Simon Perini, Tom Haskett and many others... Photography by Friend of Mine, Ryan Tatar, Mike Black, Kassia Meador and more...



20 pages of full-colour surfing newsprint, email for details.



*If you would like more than one KooK, I will combine shipping, please use paypal to add further funds.

Coming to selected outlets shortly. Landing in America in April, Japan and Australia summer 2010. All art and text copyright of the respective authors. If you contributed to the KooK please send me your address, I will be sending UK/international copies soon and US copies in April.



something kooked this way comes... KooK is an extra-ordinary surfing newspaper Available online through this blog and selected outlets shortly. Stay tuned for an official launch... got more kooks than Newquay bay in the hall


Not only that, we just finished Without Thought, a short film that has been ten years in the mind. It is looking impossibly beautiful. A collaboration with Ollie Banks and John Eldridge. More soon...



































Roadtripping with a shit phonecamera. East and west. Fine SW groundswell lighting up empty points, perfect testing ground for the big hulls. Weird B+Bs with a decaying, out-of-season feel. Short story ideas flooding, stopping the car every few minutes to write in laybys. Walking under railway bridges to remote rivermouths. The trip culminating in a peak session in thumping beachbreak and one lovely bottle-green glimpse. These are the moments we live for.

Oh, and one really odd experience. On a new swell surfing little rights on the 7'7'' Spence hull and swapping fins every few waves exploring the board, on one lap a huge boat came in close to the shore. Up went the ramp and it dropped boulders right into the lineup I'd been surfing all day. Spot destroyed.


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