Pumpkin spice and everything nice

It’s Fall, which can only mean pumpkin spiced lattes, cosy jumpers and scented candles. The leaves are changing and so is your wardrobe! It’s time to pack away those shorts and vest tops and replace them with pretty ponchos and beautiful boots. We’ve got your Fall wardrobe sorted from frosty mornings to bonfire evenings…

 

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O’N E I L L- W I N T E R / F A L L

Our passion for surfing doesn’t fade with the last summer sunset. We’ve always been dedicated to keep our fellow riders going no matter the time, weather or location. So what if we find ourselves in a beautiful snow-coated landscape, say on an unreasonably far away and cold Arctic island, yet still wanted to keep on rocking the surf lifestyle? That’s the kind of dreams you’ve never dreamed of. And that’s the kind of dream our Fall/Winter collection intends to let you experience for yourself.

1. Print Surflegging – £44.99

2. Americana T-Shirt – £22.99

3. Cool Cotton Parka – £179.99

4. Traveller Shirt – £49.99

5. Zephyr Mid Lt W Melee Sneaker- £64.99

6. Everyday Scarf – £29.99 updateee4  

B I L L A B O N G – S O  F A R  S O  G O O D

As we make no rush to see the true season change, ‘So Far So Good’ takes an upbeat approach to early Fall dressing. Think ‘70s Laurel Canyon meets preppy surf, with fresh of-the-moment spins on our favourite old school styles. Get wrapped in homespun ponchos, using diluted tie-dye and spray bleach aspect for a cloudy and nebulous effect. With a wear-now, layer-later sensibility, this playful collection sits with untamed geos both pretty and proper.

1.Basic Tee £18.00

2.DayDreamin Hat £35.00

3.Tender Pant £58.00

4.Cutting Loose Boots £72.00

5. Desert Voyage Poncho £64.00 autumn-surfgirl-article-2 R O X Y- P E R P E T U A L   W A T E R  

Roxy’s new Perpetual Water collection part of their autumn-winter range will make your Fall one to remember. This beautiful collection incorporates traditional Polynesian patterns and vibrant colours of the sea, whilst entwining Japanese fashion and Hawaiian culture, it’s a must have this season.

1.Soul Searchin Open Poncho £70.00

2.Boyfriend Stellar Door T-Shirt £25.00 3.Tropical Vibe – Beach Bag £30.00

4.Austin – Ankle Boots £65.00

5.Rebel Bikers Jeans £65.00

6.Winter Bobble Hat grey £27.00 updateee3

R I P C U R L- T H E S E A R C H

Early 90’s, The Search concept was the best way to define what it meant to be part of Rip Curl and it was the driving forces that lead to it’s creation. The Search collection by Rip Curl was inspired by the first “teaser ads” depicting a new mysterious “Search logo” which ran in February and March in 1992. The Search collection represents the feeling that brings all surfers together; Groms, young guys and girls and older surfers alike all knew what the feeling was and what it meant to dream from those images of the perfect lineup. The images that were splashed across Rip Curl’s early adds, it’s all about that feeing only a surfer knows.

1.Atacama Sweater £69.99

2.Antofagasta Jacket £149.99

3.Bahia Pants £49.99

4.Chile Hat £39.99 autumn-surfgirl-article-4 P A S S E N G E R- W A V E S & T R E E S Combining the love for nature and clothes Passengers Waves & Trees collection is something so special. Wherever we are there are trees, as a chid we may have climbed up them, picnicked by them or even used their branches to burn so we could toast our marshmallows on these chilly fall nights. Leaves go from a lushes green to a crisp auburn and sprinkle the streets, pathways and fields. Trees are a reminder that we should spend more time in the outdoors and they teach us to value the places we love. Passenger noticed all that they do for us and because of this, they plant a tree for every order that they receive from this collection.

1.Yosemite Plaid Shirt shirt £50.99

2.Yukon Popover Oil Blue Hoodie

3.Dawn Patrol Padded Navy Jacket £89.99

4.Waffalofagus Rust Beanie £17.99

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Volunteers hit the beach to seek and destroy mermaid’s tears

Forty people attended the Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) autumn beach clean at Porthtowan last weekend. The beach clean is one of two hundred and fifty going on across the nation.

Surfers Against Sewage is a UK environmental charity based in St Agnes. Its mission is to protect UK oceans for all to enjoy safely.

Niki Willows, SAS representative for Porthtowan, said:“The sea is my home. When we first moved down here I kept picking up rubbish off the beach, when you notice one bit you notice it all. When you read the statistics of fish and birds eating it and getting tangled up in it it’s awful.

“Its not that people are horrible it’s just that people don’t really think about things. Even if everyone picks up 5 things, that’s 5 things less that goes back into the sea.”

A lot of SAS’s work relies heavily on community projects and an army of volunteers from across the UK.

Mermaid’s tears also known as resin pellets or nurdles have been identified as one of the main sources of pollution on UK beaches. The small balls of plastic are used in the manufacturing of plastic products.

They are thought to enter marine eco systems through factory storm drains.

SAS is now urging companies to take responsibility to ensure they are kept away from marine environments.

Nancy Mappley, a volunteer at Surfer Against Sewage, said: “I volunteer at the SAS head office, it’s something I feel really strongly and passionate about. Plastic litter is the most common, we’re finding lots of small bits called mermaid tears which fish and mammals eat and it gets stuck in their system and kills them.

“The amount of rubbish found is seasonal; it depends on the weather and tides. After a storm it brings in all sorts of things, it can be clean one day and filthy the next day.”

Brexit: Young people can’t blame it on the ‘older generation’

There is much frustration amongst the younger generation in light of the outcome of the European Referendum held on the 23rd of June this year. Brexit has resulted in many ‘younger people’ blaming the ‘older generation’ as 58% of 64+ year olds voted to leave in comparison to the 64% of 25s and under that wanted to remain.

Brennus Moors, age 67, Falmouth resident of 20 years said: “I voted Brexit because I think its about time England sorted out their own problems and made their own decisions with the government.

I feel like the older generation have been through all that and are ready for the change as they have seen both sides of it and have lived through the last 20 years of being in the EU and are not happy with it so that’s why they want out.”
It has been estimated that only 36% of people in the 18 – 24 year old category voted in the EU referendum, 64% of young people did not bother. Should we blaming the older generation for Brexit or the non-voters of the younger generation?

Many ‘young people’ that did take political civic participation in the referendum and voted remain are angry at their fellow generations lack of support, by wasting their vote as they feel that together the younger generation could have overthrown the Brexit vote favoured by the ‘older generation’.
Izzy Adams, a Journalism student at Falmouth University voted remain and said: “I believe it is important to vote as it represents the voice of our generation and it is a waste of a vote to ruin your ballot card or not vote at all. The referendum determined our future and as a student I want the option to have access to Europe and to travel abroad.”

Similarly, Elle Kydd, a Fashion photography student at Falmouth University who also voted remain said: “This is the toughest most realistic lesson we’re going to learn as a generation. We didn’t get our act together and stand up for ourselves; we have never had any real issues to face – so when Brexit came along, we just assumed it would be okay, someone will sort it and look where it got us. Brexit has been a big wake up call, an ice cold self inflicted wake up call.”

The turnout for the referendum in Cornwall was 77% while Truro & Falmouth saw 53 % voting remain and 47 % leave. Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth was the only Cornish MP that campaigned to remain in the EU. Falmouth and Cornwall were the only constituency to have a higher percentage of remain voters. This could be highly linked to a big presence of the ‘younger generation’ in Falmouth and Truro due to the university and college who usually favour the remain vote.
Sarah Newton feels strongly about young people voting and involving themselves in politics. She said: “Electoral participation is significantly lower among 18-24 year olds compared with older people and there are many factors to address in this situation.

‘They’re quick to moan about Brexit and point fingers but not so quick to draw an X on a ballot paper’
Encouraging young people to get involved in politics is something I personally dedicate a considerable amount of time to. I regularly meet with young people across my constituency.”

On the 23rd June, over 17 million people across the United Kingdom, and over a million people in Scotland, voted to leave the European Union. But the difference between Brexit and remain was close, 51.9% and 48.1%, if the rest of the younger generation had voted, the outcome could have been very different.
The gap between Remain and Leave was 1,269,501 votes. The anticipated population of 20 – 24 year olds in 2015 was 3,806,471. Shockingly only 492,306 applied to register to vote in the months running up to the election.

In January 2016 it was announced that almost £10 million was being allocated to increase the number of people registering to vote across the country. The groups awarded funding include the British Youth Council and UK Youth. A campaign by the National Union of Students is also being funded. But even with all this help being put in place to get all the younger generation to use their vote, it appears that they’re quick to moan about Brexit and point fingers at the ‘older generation’ but not so quick to draw an X on a ballot paper.

For all the younger generation that voted, you are the hope for the future as the referendum has proved that every vote counts. The gap between Remain and Leave was just 1,269,501, if we’d used all our votes as a generation our future could reflect one that was dictated by the majority of the younger generation, remain.