Andy Martin

Andy Martin teaches French at Cambridge University and is the author of The Boxer and the Goalkeeper: Sartre vs Camus

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Surfing: News from the north shore - Surf's up and the big wave addicts need another fix

"Real Waimea'' is stirring and surfers are steeling themselves before taking on some of the biggest waves in Australia. Just make sure your timing is right or you will never make it back to the beach.

Surfing: Big-money incentive for winter wave-fest

In the first of a weekly series from Hawaii, where the giant Pacific swells have been made even more explosive by El Nino, Andy Martin (above) eyes the $50,000 prize-money for the person who rides this winter's biggest wave

Audience not impressing me. Goodbye

Let's get ready to rumble! Camille Paglia, the American lesbian, intellectual and agent provocateur, hit England this week, with her gloves off. The Cambridge don Andy Martin was with her and rolled with the punches.

Obituaries: Viscount Deerhurst

Edward George William Omar Coventry, surfer: born 24 September 1957; styled Viscount Deerhurst since birth; died North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii 4 October 1997.

Education+: Summertime views

In the second half of the 18th century, while Rousseau was inventing the noble savage in Europe, Captain Cook was stumbling upon surfing in Hawaii. It was an unfortunate coincidence. Ever since, surfers have been perceived as drop-out beach bums reliving a golden age of Dionysian frenzy. The truth is that surfing is an intellectual discipline that cries out for a place in the academic curriculum.

A prince turns into a frog

How did a Cambridge primary school, once seen as a model of its kind, decline so far that it failed its Ofsted inspection? Parent Andy Martin says the trouble was, no one could heard you scream

Racing: Fox-hunting and the mating

Andy Martin infiltrates the feudal front on field manoeuvres

What do you do with a drunken sailor?

BEING THERE : At Cowes Week, it seems there's really no choice but to join them. Andy Martin drinks it all in

Boules: Taking the piste at Sherston

Andy Martin throws light on the invasion of a quiet village carnival in Wiltshire by 1,000 boules players

Sack race with hundredweight of history

Andy Martin with the runners at the 33rd World Coal Carrying Championships in Yorkshire
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