Best surf of the Autumn so far…..

Posted on January 6, 2018


Cold, grey, first weekend in January, dry but still cold, did I mention the cold? Five degrees with wind chill on top of the cliff, twice as warm in the water for the lucky surfers (11ºC) – who were enjoying the first clean swell since summer. Here’s hoping the new year is better than that ratbag of a year that was the last.

Publishing note: Surfers, please feel free to share your images on personal social platforms and other ‘not for profit’ causes (Surfers Against Sewage, Two Minute Beach Clean etc) but please credit the blog, ta.

In the corner


Off Windy Cove


Set on main beach


Sewer pipe peak


All the way from Holland, to surf Combesgate.



Lone paddler on main beach

Winter bottom turn

Hey ho

Si Ash

Morte Stone going off


Surfing at Combesgate

Grunta slider

More Grunta slider empty

Oh my gosh, so many unridden slides at Grunta

In the corner


Grunta reef slabbing




Winter wooly surfland


Another peak

Outa position



Stoked that this pic (below) of the ‘sewer pipe left’ made it to a full page spread in this months Carve Surf Mag. (Feb 18 p97) – along with a lot of even better shots from some wonderfully young and talented cold water surf fotohogs. Respect to you guys.

Photos are better in print. Full stop. Like albums are better in vinyl.  So buy the mag. you cheapskates, haha: For less than a fiver you can enjoy some fantastic imagery, over and over and over again, til you get bored with it, and then: Buy the next magazine which will be out in a months time with even more fantasticaminal photos from around our island shores. (From  from Dublin to Doolin,  from Whiterocks to West Strand, from Sennen to Saunton, from Aberavon to Aberystwyth, from Tiree to  Torresdale, from Thurso to Tynemouth, from Skirza to Scarborough, from Brighton to Bantham.)

Keep the faith. Surfing is living. We’ll never surrender.

Sewer Pipe lefts (Wooly wonders)….




XT-2 w/ 100-400 thang

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