Storm Doris, as she has been termed by nearly everyone except the Met Office, arrived in Europe on Thursday, bringing howling winds, driving rain and a massive swell to our humbled shores.
She peaked on Friday, served up some rather more palatable left overs on Saturday, and will finally dissipate as she heads inland today.
We’ve already reported on how she panned out here in Cornwall, so now it’s time to check out some of the highlights from a little further afield. We’ve scoured cyberspace for the best of photographic offerings that have emerged in her wake; a rich mixture of once-a-year slabs and novelty British corners with a smattering of pumping Morocco and a massive paddle session in the Canaries thrown in for good measure. So stick the kettle on, click the first image to send it full screen and marvel at the absurd amount of fun that can be garnered from loads of big watery lumps slamming into our coastline:
A rare corner somewhere in the South West of England lights up. Photo Luke Gartside
This one takes the Novelty wave of the Winter award- Shot in Lisbon, by Spidersurftours
Jonny Leon taking (and making) the drop at Cribbar in Newquay during the peak of the storm?. Photo Luke Lane Prokopiou
Rainbows and pumping surf, somewhere in the South West. Photo Xander Ettling
Josh Braddock (inside) and Nagai Puntiverio (outside) make the drop during a massive paddle session in the Canaries. Photo Antón Carús
An extremely rare slab lights up somewhere along Blighty’s coastline. Photo Ben Landricombe
Big wave Britain: The Cribbar first thing Friday morning. Photo Luke Gartside
A long boarder enjoys some fun offshore peelers in the shadow of a Cornish landmark. Photo Greg Martin // Cornwalllive.com
North Devon held the swell and wind combo better than most places on Friday. Photo Gordon Dryburgh
Morocco’s Anchor point was absolutely pumping on Friday, with beautiful sunny skies in thrown in as the cherry on the cake. Photo Rasmus Sunesson
Oli Adams finding a fun point break wall somewhere sheltered to lay into. Photo Luke Gartside
A fairly predictable shout delivers the goods in North Devon. Photo Danny Eskins
A unknown ripper lining up on a big Welsh lump. Photo Nic J Bee
Alexander M. Zirke paddles into an XXL nominated bomb in the Canaries. Photo Sven Grossenbacher
An A-frame on a very fickle stretch of reef somewhere on the South Coast. Photo Owen Hill
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