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News Archive > Sport > Newquay surfer launches back to roots surfing magazine

Newquay surfer launches back to roots surfing magazine

By Matt Bond 10th December 2003

A NEW 'back to roots' surfing magazine hit the shelves on Tuesday after 10 months of hard work from a dedicated band of Newquay surfers.

Brainchild of 25-year-old Joe Moran, Pit Pilot promises to focus purely on the British surfing scene.

Featuring regular articles by surf writers from around Britain, a guest column by Dirty Sanchez star Matt Pritchard and interviews and tales from British surfers the bi-monthly magazine is available in Newquay surf shops priced 3.

Despite Joe's lack of experience in publishing the Newquay surfer was determined to see British surfers being given the recognition they deserve.

Joe, who has worked as a labourer for the past six years, first had the idea for Pit Pilot back in February and contacted the Prince's Trust who agreed to help financially.

He said: "I think there isn't something which concentrates purely on British surfers, they're good enough to feature in a British magazine."

Joe says Pit Pilot has a raw, back to the roots style that provides a refreshing change for local surfers.

"I'm trying to make everyone have a bit of a laugh rather than be too serious," he added.

By Matt Bond 10th December 2003

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