The Cribbar Goes Off

England's mythical big wave spot rears its head and spits fire at those that dared to take it on.

England’s mythical big wave spot rears its head and spits fire at those that dared to take it on.

Cornwall’s fickle Cribbar was firing on all cylinders in what turned out to be an extraordinary few days across the UK and Europe.

The spot, which was first surfed by some Aussies and an American back in 1966, is renowned for creating some of the biggest waves in the UK – although consistency has never been its strong point with the wave rarely breaking at all, let alone hitting the 30ft highs of some reports.

The temperamental reef break, also known as the widow maker, usually requires a jet ski tow in, but plenty of people were taking on the wave on pure paddle-power alone.

This weekend the swell and offshore winds aligned to bring together something truly special on the west coast. While the hardcore hit the water scores of spectators gathered to watch those locals brave the beast.

To see more from the Cribbar and the weekend check out our round up here

 

All photos Aaron Parsons Photography.