Surf but where’s the beach..?

Because of the nature of Porthleven Harbour, great surf is created at the entrance to the harbour just as it would be if the swell were coming up on a beach. This is a favourite spot for local surfers who enter the water at the edge of the harbour.  In the picture below, if you look very carefully, one guy can be seen with his board on the steps of what I think might be the old lifeboat station.  They then paddle out to enjoy some exceptional surf and great wave riding, even on a freezing cold March day like today..
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16 responses

  1. Wonderful!

    March 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    • Thank you Victor!

      March 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm

  2. Great photos, Adrian. I can only imagine how cold it must be in that icy ocean. Very brave guys out there in the surf. Hope you wrapped up well. :)

    March 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    • We were warm thank you Sylvia but we had to wrap up. These guys are hardy to say the least. They must really love their sport. :-)

      March 25, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  3. Great set of images, Adrian.

    March 25, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    • Thank you Isable! :-)

      March 26, 2014 at 5:02 pm

  4. Looks like fun but also looks cold!

    March 25, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    • Far too cold for me Phil.. They looked like a bunch of seals in the water

      March 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm

  5. Amazing photography

    March 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    • Thank you Lou!

      March 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm

  6. poppytump

    Wow … ChillB such perfect timing ;-) Lol you and the surfer in picture No 3 ! Right on the rolling curve ..

    March 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    • Thanks Poppy. I only had my 70mm lens and they were quite a way off but being able to crop so closely, the photos came out quite well. I’ve a few more pictures from Praa sands that I’ll post in due course. :-)

      March 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm

  7. Brrr….. the wind at my beaches has been bone chilling lately. Not encouraging me to stay very long. Haven’t seen any surfers braving the cold out here. Great shots you got there!

    March 27, 2014 at 4:54 am

    • Thank you Gunta! They looked frozen coming out of the water, but happy!! :-)

      March 27, 2014 at 8:54 am

  8. Great waves!

    March 28, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    • It’s a favourite spot for local surfers Gary. Easy to see why.

      March 29, 2014 at 11:45 am