Twenty Eighteen has been off to a pretty incredible start for Europe’s Atlantic facing coastlines.
First came Storm Eleanor, bringing with her a few days of howling winds and giant waves. Then, she was followed closely by a perfectly groomed ground swell, which saw all-time surf grace the south coast of Britain and beyond.
It was a beautiful week for the formerly hard up surfers of the south west. The options were plentiful. There were the go-to spots, where crowds perched atop our coastlines natural amphitheatres, exchanging quick greetings, wet hand shakes and hooting for every head dip. Or, for those who cared to look, rare, fun and fickle peelers tucked away in coastal crannies, with no one in sight.
Whichever you chose, this week saw the days when the grass isn’t greener and the grumbles melt away.
Here are some of the highlights.
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Cover photo @lugarts
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