Browsing All posts tagged under »Storms«

Spring 18 & the last swell of winter

June 20, 2018

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It was a wet winter. The Atlantic conveyor belt delivered storm after storm and rain was the major theme. Westerly winds lift moisture from the ocean and deposit it on the west coast of Europe, it also whips up swell, and for UK surfers it’s ‘The Season’. Time to skip work or raid the kids […]

Lundy Blizzard

March 8, 2018

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Tibbetts became uninhabitable sadly; frozen pipes but plenty of coal however, there was a bad forecast with no chance of a thaw, Lundy staff Rob and Pete were fearful that the boiler would be next so, reluctantly we were re-located to Bramble Villa East (BVE). A new experience for all of us: Electricity, radiators, wood […]

Sika Silhouettes

February 4, 2015

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Picture this: An early afternoon in the pub: sheltering from the wrath of the Atlantic, log fire, Lundy Gold and laughter, then, during a lull – the reluctant decision to hike home. A two mile trek acroos the moor against a lively north-westerly, so strong it rips the snot and phlegm across your frozen cheek. […]

Steamy Windows

February 8, 2014

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Another weekend and another apocalyptic storm, as I write the Sevenstones Lightship has just tweeted from 18 miles off Lands End: “It’s Feb 8, 2014 @ 5pm ; Wind = W (270°) 45.1 knots; Swell = 30.5 ft @ 12 seconds….” Here’s a few pix from North Devon today of those 30 foot waves and […]

Planet. Future. Choice. Death.

January 18, 2014

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The high tides and recent storm have washed alot of debris on to our beach, a staggering amount of it was small pieces of plastic. Today the local community rallied together to clean up the beach, which is such an important resource to everyone, in astonishing numbers. Who said there was no such thing as […]

Rhenish tower and storm waves

January 6, 2014

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The bouys were going ballistic; pumping out all time numbers; 30 foot at 12 seconds. It was possibly the most anticipated swell of the social media age. The images and footage will keep us entertained through the dark days of January especially ‘depression monday’, ‘bankrupt tuesday’ and (my favourite) ‘alcoholic wednesday’. But anyway, this is […]

Happy New Year Slabhunters..

January 1, 2014

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..lets hope it’s a peaceful one with plenty of swell. Here in North Devon the weather did nothing to help relieve the festive hangover, it was damp and windy and the fields are knee deep in mid-winter mud, not suitable for a gentle perambulation, but with a mahoosive swell running; it was ideal for slab […]