The atrocities of the these big storms can mean for surf lesson cancellations as they render the surf conditions unsuitable for beginner surfers (as well as experts).
This is because surfing beaches receive big waves and strong winds that can disorganise the bay and create rip currents that can pull surfers out to sea, or ‘max out’ the beach so the waves are too big to navigate through.
That being said, big storms can generate enough swell to wrap around coastal corners to fire up unusual novelty waves which only break ‘once every blue moon’
Over the last couple of weeks, the locals have enjoyed exploring the south west’s nooks and crannies for these little sheltered corners that help us keep the stoke alive.
We’re pretty lucky to be situated at Lands End where we get a choice of coasts to chose from, to maximise our surfing options throughout the whole year.
While the Newlyn fisherman batten down the hatches, our coach, Sam Smart hops around in the harbour.
Pic Cornwall Sports Photography