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Tom Higson

Tom Higson

Joining the ranks of the Surf Europe team as tea boy back in 2006, Txomin Higson new little on how to make a good cuppa and even less about riding waves. However, over the course of the last 8 years, the beachbreaks of Anglet in SW France have done wonders to his duckdive and subsequently earned the proud Swiss fence-sitter a hard-fought promotion to online editorial assistant.

Recent Articles By Tom

Features

Europe's 13 Best Surf-Friendly Universities

The SE University Challenge, where the real challenge is surfing as much as possible and yet somehow still scraping a Desmond

Europe's 13 Best Surf-Friendly Universities
Surf Tips

How To Plan A Solo Surf Trip

Leave the band, you don't need 'em... Strike out alone!

How To Plan A Solo Surf Trip
Travel

Eurovacation: Lanzarote

A winter escape par excellence

Eurovacation: Lanzarote
Travel

Caithness, Scotland: A Surf Tripper's Guide

It's arguably -- nay, unarguably -- the North Shore of Great Britain

Caithness, Scotland: A Surf Tripper's Guide
Travel

Ericeira: A Surf Tripper's Guide

The finest stretch of surfing real estate in Europe? Probably

Ericeira: A Surf Tripper's Guide
Features

7 Bizarre Surf Trips You'll (Probably) Never Go On

Bizarre surf destinations are all the rage! But in all honesty, you’d have to be real keen/rich/ outright weird to want to go to...

7 Bizarre Surf Trips You'll (Probably) Never Go On
Features

What Time You Surf? What Does That Say About You?

Don’t let studying get in the way of shredding/drinking/racking up mountainous debts BBC2’s University Challenge is hard. But university doesn’t need to be.  If you’re off...

What Time You Surf? What Does That Say About You?
Surf Tips

How To Wax Your Surfboard Like A Pro

What to do with that bar of sweet-smelling wax, and perhaps more importantly, what to not to

How To Wax Your Surfboard Like A Pro
Videos

Sardinia with Leo Fioravanti

The reigning European Junior Champ and a three-day spring swell in Italy.

Sardinia with Leo Fioravanti
Videos

Slaves of Summer

RVCA Europe throw a bunch of camping gear into the back of a couple of rental cars and hit the road!

Slaves of Summer
Videos

Los Pollos Locos - Chapter 1 - Volcom House Hawaii

A 4 part web series based on the life and waves of Oscar Moncada, Carlos Goncalves, Carlos Muñoz and Miguel Tudela.

Los Pollos Locos - Chapter 1 - Volcom House Hawaii
Videos

Mooshy Mooshy with Eliott Marshall

More from the southern hemisphere's banger of a season.

Mooshy Mooshy with Eliott Marshall
Videos

Malibu Mayhem

Hurricane Marie lights up California's celebrated right-hand point break for Kelly, Laird and plenty others.

Malibu Mayhem
Videos

Tanner Gudauskas rips South Africa, West Aus and California

Wondering just how dangerous this year's Hurley Pro wildcard is? Find out here!

Tanner Gudauskas rips South Africa, West Aus and California
Surf Gear

C-Skins' industry first wetsuit 'Deep Freeze Tests'

For a more scientific approach to testing ever-warmer neoprene gear, the independently-owned wetsuit brand turns to Climatic Wind Tunnel testing.

C-Skins' industry first wetsuit 'Deep Freeze Tests'
News

Trestles heat draw and wildcard spots

With fun, rippable surf on the cards for the first couple days the Hurley Pro is all set to get off to an early start.

Trestles heat draw and wildcard spots
Videos

Kolohe Andino's turnaround year on tour

Now sitting comfortably within the Top 10, the San Clemente local talks to the ASP about his long-coming return to form since qualifying for the...

Kolohe Andino's turnaround year on tour
Videos

Ryan Hipwood's outrageous barrel at Kirra

Don't fancy going left at Skeleton Bay? Try Kirra then...

Ryan Hipwood's outrageous barrel at Kirra
News

Jesse Mendes wins Azores Pro

Duru places runner up, affording the Frenchman a narrow lead in this year's European QS title race with just one event to go.

Jesse Mendes wins Azores Pro
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