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 England / Newquay - Fistral North

Date taken - Thu 21st Sep '06 (12:00pm)

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Britain's first ever Big Wave contest - "Gold Rush" run by the BSA 21st Sept 2006
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Nate P2217 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Okay so its not a "big wave". My question is WHAT is this guy wearing?
Harv2213 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
a black fullsuit and an orange compo vest???
mistopher-christopher2193 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Just say what you see!
surfera2405 days ago +5 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Well, for me that is pretty large... But im a massive sissy! But I totally get peoples point about it not being big enough for a big wave contest!
marc dickson2592 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
if your waves are so consistent why you have MSW account?? stop dissin our waves and get out in the water and have some fun, thats what its all about
bugs9722486 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
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Vaca2671 days ago -2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Who named it a "Big Wave Contest"? Come on,,,This wave looks very fun but its only 6 feet, maybe 8 at the take off. A big wave contest should be held in waves a least 15 feet hawaiian. If this is a big wave contest in UK, I cant imagine what a regular contest is surfed in....nice pic anyway
HazoldEdmonds2556 days ago -2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I know where your coming from that this isn't enough for a big wave contest but think about it, they'v got to hold to comp in the summer as there is barley anyone in Newquay in the winter and this isn't that bad for summer, if it was however in the winter then you'd be getting a nice 20, maby even 30 foot swell on the north coast.
Francois Bouwer2479 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
You just said the reason for this bullshit they are calling a "big wave" contest. Commercialism. Fuckit, get a decent waiting period, ignore the amount of people who are going to be there, and hold a REAL contest in REAL big waves, in the WINTER. I didn't know this was in the summer, for the summer, this is pretty much huge, but hey, it's the summer. There is a lot more people in Cape Town in December, but nobody is going to be stupid enough to hold a big wave contest in December. Dungeons might be an internationally recognised big wave spot, but even there there is RARELY if ever big wave contest kind of waves in the summer. Last time big waves happened in the summer we where blaming the weird weather patterns on Global Warming. Holding a big wave contest in the summer is an insult to big wave surfing, and surfing in general. In fact, with this new knowledge, I'm surprised to see suck big waves. I wouldn't expect 6-8ft waves in offshore conditions in the summer in South Africa, let alone England.
Son of bean crock2675 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
sorry guys this is a bit small for a big wave contest, nice though! but to get us brits back on the map check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJejrpwyPz8
HazoldEdmonds2556 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
OMG - wow, thank you for the link, what amazing skill!!
shut up faggoit2792 days ago -1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
OH Southern man please please stop hating hahahahahah!!! Sotheren man is only speaking the truth!! not big waves! wrong board! nice wave! shit stlye!! End of!!
vbl2831 days ago -7 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
It seems the UK surfers aren't used to solid waves, judging by their comments on this forum. I agree that they may think this is a big wave, but here in good ole SA, they are a dime a dozen. We learn to surf on these beasties. And as for the surfer, try hitting the lip at the 11 o clock position next time. Nice wave though. I'd love to pull my 6'4" out on this one...
surfh2363 days ago +6 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
you talk like a pro, but i bet you have 7'5 funboard, and you play in the mush lol...
Francois Bouwer2877 days ago -2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Big wave contest? WTF? I'm a wuss and I've surfed similar. (Maybe a foot or two short, if that is bigger than it looks, but still.) Perfectly clean and nice though, but not big. Maybe to me, but hey, like I said, I'm a wuss.
GAZMAN 2868 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
YEH MATE I HAVE AGREE WHAT THE !!! NICE BUT HE SHOULD BE HITTING DA LIL NOT TICKELING IT ?
tgunstone2857 days ago +6 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
got to be said even by English standards that is not really that big. Nice though.
Francois Bouwer2496 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
Correction, I haven't surfed similar, I've surfed bigger, yesterday in fact. Even my grandmother said this isn't a big wave.
Goofy14yearold2918 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
mate.... i think SOUTHERN MAN should stop hating. nice wave, it aint a big wave, but clean as a whistle.
Occy992924 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
venture north this winter
AlexJohnston2971 days ago +4 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I'd agree relative to some other countries you can't really call this 'big' wave surfing... but who cares, how fucking awesome would it feel to be riding down the face of that?!?!
Francois Bouwer2877 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
Other countries? I've seen much bigger waves from Britain here on MSW. If you want a big wave contest in Britain, you might need a 5 year waiting period from what I gather, but then wait for actual big waves. This can't be more than 8ft. That is a carver wave, not a charger wave.
Francois Bouwer2877 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
For instance: http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=16771&browseSession=72795fe947fc1130b472c71109bdf600
chargrill3019 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
good wave definately not worthy of a big wave contest...how big are your normal waves?
karl mantle2896 days ago +4 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
from like 1 foot to 6 foot unless you at cribar al depends on the swell and winds
EB 913037 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
what lens are you using, the depth of feild looks amazing almost like a tilt shift
Tom Maurice2496 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
it is tiltshift
Lowtyd3044 days ago +4 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
pure adrenaline great pic
grommo173064 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
man this is killing me. im i live n the canary islands and we've been waveless for the past 3 months, and i am going mental. ive even taken up waveboarding to try to keep my sanity.
matt1013065 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
ahhhh sweet left head high my kinda of wave nice shot
Occy993077 days ago -5 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
is that what you call big waves fucking panzies what a dose o cornish geeks cometh north for the big juice fanny's
Portpipe2815 days ago -1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
says the southern man
olybug3087 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
yeah not even ... just shorts and rash vest in summer ..
shape10003094 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
not to cold 3mm Summer 5mm winter
nicelysurfed 2908 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
yeah you can tell that can't you?
DonWon84203120 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
How cold is the water there?? The wave look so good there!!!