JP1's photo of Polzeath

2nd May '09 - solid 5/6 foot surf little bit lumpy though - thanks to 360 for the photo

Average rating of 3.73 from 40 votes


Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Polzeath

Date Taken: 2nd May 2009. 11248 page views since 21st June 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
9.5ft 14s 273.34°     6
Mostly Sunny 52°f
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matt101 Jun 27, 2009 Rating: -1

I never knew England had waves. I thought it was just the chicks had harry arm pit's ;p

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Little Bow Jun 28, 2009 Rating: -2

haha, na, in cornwall we shave 'n' surf, but anywhere above that... :|

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, Jun 26, 2009 Rating: 0

Thats a big un........its so clear and in focus...it almost looks not real..

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surfbum Jun 25, 2009 Rating: -2

My leash snapped on this day......was 'ell of a swim back to the beach!

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soutie Jun 24, 2009 Rating: 2

solid is right

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Fred Jun 24, 2009 Rating: 2

Man.. he looks small...

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qwertyuiop Jun 24, 2009 Rating: 2

Is that shot with a tilt shift or done in post?

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pattagucci Jun 25, 2009 Rating: -2

I love talking about myself!!!

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360 Photography Jun 24, 2009 Rating: 1

It is shot with an EF600 from the rocks on the side of the bay, probably standing about 8 feet above the water level. It was a good size on the sets that day, not too many out which is rare for Polzeath. I got down to the beach for about 7.30am that morning and could barely see the surf for a sea mist. I tried shooting the 3 guys that were out for 1/2 an hour and it looked like it was going to get worse so I gave in and I was going to go for a surf. As I walked up the beach the mist cleared so I set up on the other side of the bay and got this shot. I got a surf later that evening which was still a good size so a good day all round!

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Papa Chambo Jun 24, 2009 Rating: -2

Yes, it does look like fun.....strangely. I bet it looked rubbish from shore, but one of those days when once your in its great.

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360 Photography Jun 25, 2009 Rating: 2

Yep, that was it in a nutshell!

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Sids Surf Shack Jun 24, 2009 Rating: -2

On a charge this boy...

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the vanity project Jun 23, 2009 Rating: -1

Nice shot 360, has a nice sense of scale to it. It’s got that whole shallow depth of field thingymagig going on so he looks like a scale model…..I’m getting vibes of a Subbuteo goaly crouching to save a penalty?? Don’t think much to their away kit. Or their groundsman’s handy work….the pitch is well lumpy.

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, Jun 26, 2009 Rating: 0

up shifting no doubt.....if you cant find em..grind em

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Spongerdudette Jun 25, 2009 Rating: 0

Good observations there VP. I think that you deserve a cuppa and a cake.

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the vanity project Jun 23, 2009 Rating: 1

If not Subbuteo then maybe a tractor driver from a model railway diorama, he’s got the seating position for sure and looks like he’s reaching to change gear.

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Baboon Barrels Jun 23, 2009 Rating: -1

Lovely! looks like a fun wave!!