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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Waves hitting Euro-coasts

The news my friend Michel Olagnon referred to me yesterday is now reported in detail in Australia's news.ninemsn.com.au , complete with the video. In the same report they also reported this following picture showing a wave hits the lighthouse of Les Sables d'Olonne, France as a storm brings strong winds on January 6, 2014. (Getty)


It's certainly a beautiful lighthouse standing against the assaulting ferocious waves. And also this one:


which shows waves batter the sea wall at Wimereux, France, on January 3, 2014. High tides and strong winds have brought flooding to areas of the UK and northern France. (Getty).

The article quotes Ed Temperley, the editor of wave forecasting website Magicseaweed.com with these useful advises:
"The biggest rideable swell will be at Nazare in Portugal, but some of the coldest and most dangerous will be in Ireland. The Basque Country will be really good as well for a select paddle crew.
"Despite the media coverage big wave surfing gets these days it is still an incredibly dangerous and frequently deadly sport performed by true professionals who dedicate their lives to surviving the horrific forces wiping out and long periods being held down under water."

Well said!

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