Grumpy Old Surfer's photo of Hells Mouth (Porth Neigwl)


Average rating of 3.86 from 37 votes

Hells Mouth (Porth Neigwl)

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Wales > Hells Mouth (Porth Neigwl)

Date Taken: 5th December 2008. 12439 page views since 25th June 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6.5ft 6s 305.99° 1.2ft 10s 1.1ft 8s 22
Mostly Cloudy 46°f
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BANGER Jul 2, 2009 Rating: -2

is it me or is the guy in this shot facing away from the wave!? and has apparently missed this beauty...I'm no surf maestro, but even if I was confident enough to paddle for this wave I would rather take a risk of going over the falls and making a prick of myself than pretending to ignore the wave even exists...which is more kook?paddling for it and risk everything or pretend you missed potemtially the wave of your life? discuss...

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The Kookoo Jul 9, 2009 Rating: -2

How do ya know he's young oh great ancient fish of the sea? =)

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Coelacanth Jul 2, 2009 Rating: 2

It's you Banger, sorry to say. The guy has the place all to himself and is almost surfed out. He could have paddled for it...but chose to just enjoy the beauty of his surroundings for a little while. Now take your medication and calm down...you hyperactive young varmint!

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, Jun 29, 2009 Rating: 0

Grumpy, to hell with all these cry babies!!!............108 font next time....ultra bold....across the whole print......."Hey look I think I see part of a wave through the O in old".....

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Shorey Jun 29, 2009 Rating: 0

Awesome picture Grumpy. Beautiful wave. I do think a smaller logo slightly more in the corner would be a slightly better option though. Not dissing just giving constructive crit.

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Coelacanth Jul 2, 2009 Rating: 0

I think your polite suggestion has been slighted!

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, Jun 29, 2009 Rating: 0

slightly constructive.........

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RICHSURF Jun 29, 2009 Rating: 2

The guy should of stuck his name in the corner rather than slap bang central - chill out tho and give the guy some slack - tasty snap of an awesome welsh wave.

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The Kookoo Jun 29, 2009 Rating: 0

I thought that the name printed over pictures was more of a kinda 'copy right' thing in a way, as to steal this picture, itd be blatently obvious that it was Grumpy Old Surfer's? Correct me if I'm wrong though...

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The Kookoo Jul 9, 2009 Rating: -2

Haha!! cheers for clarification guys ;)

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Jun 30, 2009 Rating: 3

you pedantic bastard :)

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soutie Jun 29, 2009 Rating: -1

you are wrong, its "copyright".

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Sids Surf Shack Jun 28, 2009 Rating: 2

Sick asssss...

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flippyflop Jun 28, 2009 Rating: 2

Why are there never pics of people in these barrels???

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Jaeger Jun 27, 2009 Rating: 1

Why ruin such a nice wave by writing across the middle of it?

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Goodfish Jul 2, 2009 Rating: -1

OK, someone takes it, says its their own...and then what? Seems that a lot of people are very small minded. Most professional (not amateur) photogs tag their photos, but there's not a single one who slaps their name in the middle of the pic. I think the difference is that the pros - and most amateurs - realise that the celebration of the captured frame should be the main point of interest in a photo, not their own stupid name.

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Will Jun 29, 2009 Rating: -3

Goodfish is pretty dumb....someone could take it and say its their own easily if they didnt put a watermark or anything

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Shorey Jun 29, 2009 Rating: -1

its called advertising people. how else are you supposed to make a name for yourself? Osmosis?

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soutie Jun 28, 2009 Rating: 0

i would say cause its his he do what he likes with it, photoshop mj moonwalking in the barrel, if people dont dig, vote it down. still a beautifull shot of one very cool wave, and he has shared that with me. thanks grumpy old fart.

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Goodfish Jun 27, 2009 Rating: -2

Some people seem to have some trouble with the whole 'sharing' of photos thing. If your precious is so precious that you need to stamp your name on it like a primary school kid, then what are you doing putting it up on a surf photo sharing website? The only answer is that your looking for a bit of a hand-job on the ol' ego. I think it sucks, and people like this should stick to masturbation.

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, Jun 27, 2009 Rating: -1

well my goodness he is grumpy....and old.....what you expect...."get outta my yard ya whippersnappers".......(with cane wagging of course)

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petey87 Jun 27, 2009 Rating: 2

beautiful wave and a beautiful picture!

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YourLocalSurf Jun 27, 2009 Rating: 1

Love the name of this place!††† nice pic too...

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jonny slacko Jun 27, 2009 Rating: 0

This wave is far harder to negotiate than it looks.....good pic though old man!

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The Kookoo Jun 27, 2009 Rating: 2

ah she's a seductive b*tch but one that ya keep coming back to - if shes the dominatrix I'm definitely masochistic! can't say I've ever had her on more than head high though sadly...

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Goodfish Jun 27, 2009 Rating: -3

Another nice pic ruined by shameless self-promotion. Why 'share' if that's not your intention?

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SurferMatt Jun 26, 2009 Rating: 2

yeah very cool pic man nice 1

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The Kookoo Jun 26, 2009 Rating: -2

=-| Utterly sick.