Spring and summer have not been kind to the wave loving folk of SW England. Of course there have been a few days, where the sun has shone and the wind has blown lightly from the E, and clean corduroy lines have rolled the various coves and sandy stretches which make up our coastline, but mostly, its been onshore and small. So here’s an ode to some of those rare moments when everything aligned, as well as some of the times our local surfers made the best of the not so perfect days:
Croyde lights up under sunny skies for an early morning wekeend crew
Harry Timson boosts a big slob at his local.
A local snags a hollow drainer at Croyde
Seb Smart stops on the long walk back up the dunes to make sure he’s not disobeying the old Cornish adage of never walking away from waves.
Alan Stokes throws a big tail high reverse off a punchy section at Fistral one sunny morning (it was raining by lunchtime).
Mike Lay pulls in on a fun sized day in deep SW Cornwall
Surfers & walkers amble in the evening light at Watergate bay
Joss Ash gets vert on a chunky day at his local
Alan Stokes lays into a sunset section in front of filmer Mr B during the making of his film ‘My Canvas’
Reubyn Ash throws a air into the flats for some impressed onlookers
James Parry hangs five down the line on a glassy day at home.
Liam Murray-Strout blows the fins on a stormy, windy evening in North Cornwall
Harry Timson throws a full rotation on his third surf of the day.
All photos by Luke Gartside // @lugarts