Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Surfing at Cribbar

For us outsiders who may not ever heard Cribbar, Wikipedia has this to tell about Cribbar completes with map location:
The Cribbar (English: Ploughed Reef), also known as the Widow Maker, is a reef off the Towan Headland in Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
The Cribbar is best known for creating annual big waves, popular with experienced big wave surfers from across the world. Wave faces can be in excess of 30 ft (9.1 m). The Zorba is a reef 2 miles (3.2 km) further off the coast and can create even higher waves.
Now here's an article in today's UK Daily Mail showing a series of photos and a video along with this:
They call it the Bone Cruncher, and sometimes the Widow Maker - a rare 20ft swell that comes crashing down on the Cornish coastline.
Only the bravest surfers are willing to take it on - and that's exactly what this daredevil succeeded in doing yesterday.
These images show the solitary surfer had a clear path ahead as he rode on the crest of the infamous Cribbar wave.
The swell became the stuff of legend in 1966 when three visiting Australian surfers stumbled upon it. 

So in north America the spring is still not quite arriving yet, surfing in other part of the globe is already started! Have a strong, satisfactory, and of course safe, surfing year!

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