Surfing the October Swells

Surfing the October Swells…

Last week another run of big really surf-able swell hit the UK coastline.  As with any good period of surf everyone came out of the wood work to enjoy the spoils.  From freelance builders knocking off early, office workers taking extended lunch breaks it didn’t matter what you did to earn a living , the swell was pumping and you were getting in.

It all started Wednesday evening…

A week full of rainbows and waves !! A week full of rainbows and waves !!

By early Thursday morning, the sky was blue and solid 3-4 ft clean sets were rolling into the beaches around Cornwall.  As many surfers had anticipated the swell to build throughout the day, some were keen to pick off some good fair size waves before it got too big !

Fistral Beach early morning ! Fistral Beach early morning ! Strong off shore winds grooming the waves at Little Fistral just before sunset. Strong off shore winds grooming the waves at Little Fistral just before sunset. Right hander anyone ??? Right hander anyone ???

Friday morning wasn’t quite the 4 starts that had been predicted. The size was there but a lot of waves not quite having the right swell direction or simply being to big, many were closing out.

Fistral Beach, Newquay Fistral Beach, Newquay Towan Beach was looking fairly clean compared to Fistral, it was definitely the way to score a good session !! Towan Beach was looking fairly clean compared to Fistral, it was definitely the way to score a good session !!

Up close or from a distance it was a pure Cornish gold watching the waves breaking on the rocks into Little Fistral and the Cribbar.

 

By Saturday morning some consistent and impressive rollers were making their way to Fistral beach, a real eye opener for many students visiting Newquay to watch the University Surf Championships.

After a though paddle out, this could be your reward ! After a though paddle out, this could be your reward !

The Rescue team was never too far just in case…

RNLI providing a fine service. RNLI providing a fine service.

The size of the swell was definitely not for your everyday surfer.  The paddle out was hard work and the size was quite intimidating at times.  Newquay being Newquay, plenty of people enjoyed the more manageable conditions.

Newquay Bay definitely had the best conditions for beginner and intermediate surfers.

The savior for many.  Newquay Bay.  The savior for many.  Newquay Bay.

In between the flags, it was an absolute mine field !

Newquay Bay was the only option for Surf Schools Newquay Bay was the only option for Surf Schools The Harbour wall was being ripped by the kids all week !!! The Harbour wall was being ripped by the kids all week !!!

Already hoping for the next Swell…

The Cornish sunsets to add up to the days ! The Cornish sunsets to add up to the days !

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