Adam Nolan's photo of Newquay - Fistral North

Britain\'s first ever Big Wave Contest - \"Gold Rush\" run by the BSA. 21st Sept 2006

Average rating of 3.93 from 152 votes

Newquay - Fistral North

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Newquay - Fistral North

Date Taken: 21st September 2006. 29057 page views since 21st September 2006.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
10.5ft 13s 275.35°     27
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steve404 Jul 16, 2009 Rating: -1

saying that ajwhitewater this picture is of a competition lol. but i like your spirit

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Nuke the whales! May 25, 2009 Rating: 1

is that a tilt-shift lens???

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cuntface May 10, 2009 Rating: 0

nice wave for fistral

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mantis Dec 5, 2008 Rating: -6

thats been photoshopped

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vbl Sep 9, 2008 Rating: 5

Still a solid wave though, and I reckon that Francois wouldn't even paddle out!!!

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Toby Aug 31, 2008 Rating: 4

hmm, yeah. big by cornish standards. we dont get the kinda swells that south africa gets!

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Francois Bouwer Aug 28, 2008 Rating: -10

Big wave? Where, I can't see it... Tripple over is not a big wave. Check out cape town and then you will see some real big waves.

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Francois Bouwer Apr 17, 2011 Rating: -5

The key words here was "Big wave" and "contest". Unless I missed something, I thought size and competition was the point... I can't surf huge waves, anything of double overhead scares the shit out of me, and I am not competitive at all, but at least give England the credit it deserves and wait for winter and some big swells. They do happen, anybody who has looked at the photos on MSW knows that.

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ajwhitewater May 17, 2009 Rating: 8

Does not matter how big the wave is, providing you enjoy yourself, were not all mr Competitive.

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vin clarke Mar 14, 2009 Rating: 3

Francy boy you are given S Africans a bad name....not everyone can surf the big stuff.....wakey wakey