Jamie Hancock at Cornwall

Jamie Hancock is back on the water in the UK with some nice wavesailing action.

After breaking my leg the previous Autumn it was great to be back on the water in the UK after a lengthy recovery time and finally feel comfortable back on the water in Spring. So I joined Ross, Timo and Jack for a few days of pretty fun conditions down in Cornwall.

Outer Hebrides

This spring Jamie Hancock travelled with Ross Williams, Jack Hunt and Timo Mullen to the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish outer hebrides.

In Spring this year I travelled with Ross, Jack and Timo to the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish outer hebrides. We camped, it was cold, and the sailing was tricky. The swell was too big for the bay forecasting 22 -25 foot, providing some pretty gnarly rips and closeout sets. We also had nobody to film so amongst the sleeping bags and campfires I did my best to get the camera out and capture most of the trip. Fortunately Jack filmed me on the final day for 30 minutes or so which luckily turned out to be the best 30 minutes of the trip.

The surreal part of the trip was when the BBC came to interview us for BBC Scotland. We had just come in from sailing as the wind had unfortunately dropped. Then on the journey home in the lounge of the Ferry it went out live on the TV. We were temporarily mega stars! (in the lounge on the Calmac ferry)


Jurassic Park

Jamie Hancock put this amazing clip together featuring himself, Timo Mullen and Jack Hunt on the South Coast of England.

The south of England is famous for its ‘Jurassic Coast.’ It stretches for over 90 miles consisting of stunning coastline. Kimmeridge picks up some of the most swell for the south coast and makes for an amazing playground for both windsurfing and surfing. It also has the benefit that no kitesurfers can come ruin everyone’s days there with the rugged coastline.

This was filmed over 3 separate days and really is one of my favourite spots in the UK, and the closest reef break to my home. The last day had easterly winds with a windchill of about 2-3 degrees, fresh off the plane from South Africa I foolishly opted for no gloves or boots resulting in what felt like 2 blocks of ice for feet and the most insane hot hands to date. Still, perfect waves and well worth it.

Filmed: Rebecca Ashton
Location: Dorset, England
Date: 2012 / Easter Weekend 2013
Artist: The Drums
Track: ‘Days’
Edited: Jamie Hancock

Gastra 2014 – Around the Table

Jamie Hancock, Ross Williams, Phil Horrocks, and Alex Mussolini using some of the 2014 Gaastra sails during a winter trip to Cape Town, as part of the Gaastra 2014 photoshoot.

Supertubes Fail

Jamie Hancock and Timo Mullen had a session at Supertubes in Kimmeridge and give you a lesson on how not to share a wave. Although they do spend awhile taking turns smacking the lip down the line, a little error makes for a bit of a fail. We agree, so check out this clip.

South African Promo

From Jamie Hancock on vimeo

Filmed in and around Cape Town. A short promotional video from this last winter. Was a good season in Cape Town with plenty of waves but less wind than usual. After hurting my ankle in November, almost half the 4 month trip was cut short from tearing my ligaments. Fortunately I had a decent month towards the end with a fully healed foot and some solid forecasts.

Most of the time we were testing and shooting the Gaastra / Tabou 2013 gear but this is some of the footage on the current 2012 boards and sails. Now working on a full video from the rest of the trip with the 2013 gear which is coming this summer, and is awesome. Most of the footage was filmed by my girlfriend, Rebecca Ashton.