Happy New Year's day people. It's blowing a hoolie and raining cats and dogs in Capbreton. Last night an Australian with red hair came over with his Swedish woman and their 72 cm long baby. We had champagne and chocolates, watched Jools Holland and then baby fell asleep. I was jealous, and their banter was quasi-wafty so I fell asleep too. They took the hint and did one. Here are some Happy NY videos from the year that just died, from mostly non-flyweight surfistas: Bon appetit!

p.s. If you're wondering why Surf Europe hasn't responded to your friend request on facebook, it's coz we've already got 5001 (which is more than Beyonce) friends and have reached our friend limit. It's tough being popular, even if most of them are surf camps in Costa Rica...

Bigger: King Tubby Ry Craike and thinner friends in the Princess Margaret's region:

A week in Yallingup with Ry Craike and friends. from Tom Jennings on Vimeo.

Bigger: Teebs, whom, by his own admission, feels the days of honed rigness are behind him.

STILL FILTHY: TAJ BURROW from Surf in Italy on Vimeo.

Gooder: The Hobs aren't overweight though, they're skinny from all the praying.

rockies 12/10/09 12:24-1:15 from thegoods:CJ and Damien Hobgood on Vimeo.

Bigger: Jords is bigger than Nob Machado (and Jordi Cruyff) but smaller than Bakkies Botha:

Who ate all the pies? King Tubby had a couple of curried goat of curried goat ones...

Badder: While Fat Joe and Big Pun stuck to the Puerto Rican queso-burgers