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Clive Symm's photo of Watergate Bay

Ben Skinner finishing second in the ETL at Watergate. There will be loads more of my shots from the contest in issue 13 of Corduroy Lines.

Average rating of 4.45 from 106 votes

Watergate Bay

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Watergate Bay

Date Taken: 3rd October 2010. 17129 page views since 20th October 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
7ft 12s 267.15°     10 13 mph Rain 58°f
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croftycowboy Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 1

Full respect to the photograph but how bad must that paddle out been on a longboard!!!!! just dont know how he does it

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Cold Water Surfer Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 1

One of the best competition shots, in terms of outright quality, I've ever seen on here. I Love it. Will any of the other shots you mention be put on here or do we have to wait for Corduroy Lines 13?

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lisa Muir wakley Oct 24, 2010 Rating: 1

Love the power and grace shown as he banks it on this big bomb of a wave. Also,I think the contrast mix is spectacular.

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DoAPooAndGambole Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 1

i seem to have this word many times now... this ... skindog.

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Dr Fargon Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 1

nice shot! When I try this...I end up with my nostrils packed with sand

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Reillser Oct 22, 2010 Rating: -1

That's some good surfing Ben

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The Board Barn Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 1

What a sick day that was Clive, Love the shot and the one of my lad, BOOM.

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 2

I see commitment in this massive turn.

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Clive Symm Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 1

The rest of the sequence shows him landing this little beauty with style...

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I love beef curtains me !! Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 2

Smoke me a kipper! outstanding shot! _____/(_____

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kristianengell Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 2

i love the sharpness and simpleness, if you can say that :) alsp preddy impressed of the longboarding skills.

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USAFsurfer Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 0

Yah def does look heavy, is it a beachbreak? Looks like alot is going on out there...impressed to see a longboarder dealing with getting through. Nice shot

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Scott Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 2

Yes Skindog! :D

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USAFsurfer Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 1

Easy on the Brightness & Contrast scales Clive...it looks like he's surfing in milk

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Clive Symm Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 2

Yes, it's a beach break, it was pretty messy and some of the sets were easy double overhead, difficult to shoot but well worth it.

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USAFsurfer Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 1

Yah def does look heavy, is it a beachbreak? Looks like alot is going on out there...impressed to see a longboarder dealing with getting through. Nice shot

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Clive Symm Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 1

I hear what you're saying but the surf was pretty big and heavy on the day. Loads of air mixing with the water gives this effect at Watergate. The histogram doesn't show any clipped highlights or shadows and is pretty flat so I guess the exposure must be OK.

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Cold Water Surfer Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 3

Looks amazing to me, Watergate in the sun with a dark sky behind it, the contrast and brightness look spot on on my monitor. Again the detail is mind blowing how do you do it Clive? +5

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BigDan Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 1

surfing in wale sperm it would seem.

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BigDan Oct 26, 2010 Rating: 0

bit of both lol heavy lookin tho! great pic

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gpbb Oct 23, 2010 Rating: 2

wales perm?

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soutie Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 0

or wale as in wales?

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soutie Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 0

sperm whale?

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