Everyone that's been around the contest site and on the beaches here in SW France has picked up on something. It's big, it's massive, and it's happening...

It's beards, floppy hair, lumberjack shirts and fluoro sunnies. That's THE big news right here right now, and it's an absolute story, luvvie.

In other news The Slater is only a few heats away from his 9th title, which surely he'll pick up in the Basque Country at the Billabong Pro Mundaka. Can't wait. My body is already craving the omlette on bread for a week pozzy, oh blow smoke on me tackle barman, is that a Lambert...?

It's been fun here the last few days although crowded as all hell. The crowds are much worse now than in full summer coz everyone that's here right now is really on it. Hoardes of rosbif, germans, they're all here with their camper vans with various websites printed on the side in massive letters and all keen for a slice of euroshred. I shouldnt really complain since we've been lying to you all all this time about how good it is here, just to get your three pound fifty...

Soz!