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Average rating of 4.66 from 194 votes

Porthleven

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Porthleven

Date Taken: 22nd February 2010. 44501 page views since 30th November 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
7.5ft 11s 206.72° 3.5ft 4s 1.6ft 5s 14
mph
Overcast 43°f
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resident evil Jun 25, 2011 Rating: 2

that black dot is russell mullins head on the left nxet to the boil. and there are to body boardes behinde that weve. i just alost drowned. there were some sets as big as lamp posts!!

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royaly doyley May 4, 2011 Rating: 3

Frank - honestly, low tide Croyde when it's on can get pretty heavy, if your surfing slop then it's outta personal choice not coz of the spot!, you shouldn't be looking at pictures like this - you'll end up saying something silly! oh wait a min ; )

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DoAPooAndGambole Feb 28, 2011 Rating: 1

if i was MSW, i'd give this more than 3 out 5 stars

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doobie mcshitlips Feb 24, 2011 Rating: 1

GOT IT!!!!!!!

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temp95566 Dec 17, 2010 Rating: 2

Shh....The best photo ever taken of Lev. No if's, no but's. Can you beat it! K

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mambo man Dec 6, 2010 Rating: 2

sick as fook. come on you pasties!!

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BWS=MIA/NORCAL Dec 5, 2010 Rating: 2

SCORED!!

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Scott Dec 5, 2010 Rating: 0

is that someone i see upper left side??

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eggsandwhich Dec 7, 2010 Rating: 1

haha , thanks for the duck definition! I've always wondered where they fit in the Tree of Life , but 'a chicken that can swim' clears it up for me

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Sunspot Dec 6, 2010 Rating: 3

Nah, it's a duck, which s basically a chicken that can swim quite well and doesn't mind a bit of fish in it's diet

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Neversober Dec 5, 2010 Rating: -6

sick! Can't believe this is in the UK. I'm sure this doesn't happen often. And I'm sure that the few goons that figured out the zipper on the wetsuit goes in the back and tried to paddle out, saw the first set, turned to stone, and sunk to the bottom

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Dec 8, 2010 Rating: 1

never sober , always a sod

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jon terry Dec 6, 2010 Rating: 2

never sober never right!!!

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Sneakybadger Dec 5, 2010 Rating: 2

http://tinyurl.com/justforyouneversober

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BoroGTI Dec 4, 2010 Rating: 0

Fuck all the shitty comments from the same old people, just keep lookin at that wave!!!!

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mantis Dec 4, 2010 Rating: 2

f8cking whtf. got some sort of stupid on this. god save the queen!england???england??? and who said they only have bad teeth in england?

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eggsandwhich Dec 7, 2010 Rating: 3

ooooohhh , bit touchy aren't we? are you SURE you don't care? Come on , let me enjoy it , it only happens once every twenty years or so!

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burner Dec 7, 2010 Rating: 1

Really..... you want to brag about CRICKET?!? mate the ashes are yours, we only take em every now and then for sh!ts and giggles cos they are so important to you. Don't be such a ponce it's a great looking wave and if you'll take the time to notice there is a question mark at the end.

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eggsandwhich Dec 7, 2010 Rating: 0

bad teeth maybe , 1 - 0 up definitely

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burner Dec 5, 2010 Rating: 0

i think that was me! hehe.... crackin wave, looks like it'd get a bit wobbly after that section though?

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duckdivin Donny Dec 3, 2010 Rating: 0

Holy Camoli !!! Look at this throbbing beast!! You can almost see the blood pulsating and ejaculating out the tube!

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toadboy Dec 3, 2010 Rating: 2

ah i bet my fellow americans will chew me up for this, but maybe, juuust maybe, if we were still a colony, ya'll would hook us up with some of this fine swell i see all over this website. we're getting shafted over here in cali when you consider last years 40 year swell. sheeeeet.....

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Dicer Dec 3, 2010 Rating: 1

I bet "Suicides" was f~c*ing nuts!! Awesome snap and a five from me

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Adzo Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 5

Oh Mein Gott! What's happened to diewalrus!? Surely he's not gone and wiped-out whilst teaching us how to shoot tube!? Such a sad loss, surf community devastated, adoring fans weeping on the beaches etc, as we all form a gigantic ringpiece in the water to show how we felt.

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Shorey Dec 7, 2010 Rating: 1

except the scots, they speak funny

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39 Dec 6, 2010 Rating: 1

Righty oh then , good on yah.( he says somewhat confused)

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Shorey Dec 6, 2010 Rating: 1

Make love not war

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39 Dec 3, 2010 Rating: 0

Ha, ha, ha , ha,ha,ha,ha.I almost choked on my tongue there Shorey.

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Shorey Dec 3, 2010 Rating: -2

By insulting him like this and retaliating you are no better than him.

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Daz. Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 2

very very nice indeed. Ace shot.

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bunboyo Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 4

Didn think it could throw up a wave that good!

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Hughy Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

@diewalrus http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=153666 (Same spot earlier that week.) Now that's laid to rest we can get on with our lives...

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dolfski Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

Diewalrus you really are alot like the famous german footballer, oh wait what was his name? Ah yes Stefan KUNTZ

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dolfski Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 2

Diewalrus you really are alot like the famous german footballer, oh wait what was his name? Ah yes Stefan KUNTZ

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jon terry Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

I hope girly nutz has seen this photo

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jon terry Dec 18, 2010 Rating: 0

I take the neg rating as a yes then

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BlueBananaMorocco Dec 2, 2010 Rating: -1

Cracking wave! Never seen leven this big... i love the comparison you get with the surfer paddling on the shoulder. How big is this monster on the face?

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Shorey Dec 2, 2010 Rating: -1

Shoulder hopping pom :)

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Shorey Dec 3, 2010 Rating: 0

firstly who said he was the hopper out? not me and secondly wouldnt that be abbreviated to POH/HM?

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Roger_The_Cabin_boy Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

POM is abreviated Prisoners Of His/Her Majesty

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bugs972 Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 3

Plenty of guys were out during this swell, there out of view behind the peak

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Pádraig Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 1

this looks like an action-man barrel to me.

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Deepitted Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 1

Currently living in aus, mates were raving about this day. That Amazing. cold, clean and heavy, makes me miss being back home.

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Andrew Black Dec 2, 2010 Rating: -2

As an interlude to images of hypnotically perfect waves - the world needs more of this kind of stuff - impossibly enormous global surf media competitions: http://www.theswellmovement.com/

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surffins Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 1

perfection only one! wanabees stayed at home!

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spit Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 1

SOLID!!. I see a brit surfing it

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diewalrus Dec 2, 2010 Rating: -20

the first good british wave i have seen yet. naturaly no brits surf it

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diewalrus Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

what?

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jon terry Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

You must be girly nutz cousin

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Mikepike Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

Diewalrus, your a twat face c--ting w--ker! Having just returned from Costa Rica, I can tell you the one nation everyone disses in the surf world is the Germans, glad to see you've work hard to disprove that notion - ha! Where were you on that day? Do you even get surf that big on your pitiful coastline, I think not! If I were as big as dickhead as you, I would sing '2 World Wars and 1 World Cup, doh dah... But I like to think us Brits have a bit more class and style. Nuff said I think!!!

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 2

I am glad that real german surfers showed that normal, actual germans have more tact and more respect than poor diewalrus. That one is just a sad little boy with no friends and no waves. He probably never really surfed and has nothing to offer but frustration. I do not know why he nourishes such a grudge towards british people (jealousy?), but he is only looking for reactions and replies because usually nobody talks with him.

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doc hanns Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 3

Hate to admit it: probably every single surf spot west of Dover and north of Hull is better than the best German break. Obviously that person wouldn`t know since he seems to be an inlander.

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Mad Mike Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 2

Hey weirdo... what the hell are u doing???? Take a time out and keep it easy!

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StoatFaceLanust Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 1

Name some world class German breaks... I'm interested to know

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matttheglove Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 6

You my Sour Kraut, are a worthless peice of SH1T and an embarasment to your country, combining a heady mix of total arrogance with biggoted ignorance. (think of any other Germans like that can we?) Combine that with the fact that the only German ever to surf any good was Marlon Lipke who lets face lives and has spent most of his life in Portugal...nuf Said?

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Adzo Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

Where did this website originate?

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ted Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 6

Funny that - I dont a see a german on it either.

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Slycat bait Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 1

This day was big, hollow, and heavy. I'd love to see you paddle out and get pinned on the bottom.

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nasty P. Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

Damn! Dat shit be tight! That a hood wave yo

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Adam Cornick Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

Now that shot is well worthy of being a POTD. Nice one.

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pelusaa Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

looks sickk, make you wanna surf right now :D

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dolfski Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 2

Cranking. Bit more recent than the photo but have a look at the quality in motion picture. http://www.threesixtymag.co.uk/2010/11/porthleven-goes-off/ PS Its not my vid

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Superhands Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 0

100% powah

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lee Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

Amazing photo, Best photo of Porthleaven i say.

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ND Dec 3, 2010 Rating: 0

I agree

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Surf Dawg Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

Wherever this is ... IT"S PUMPING !!

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I love beef curtains me !! Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

hows about magic has this kind of thing to flash up on are computers when theres waves like this pumping in the UK. We could then all throw are boards on are campers and head for these places. Sorry to the locals but i have also been surfin 10 years and aint been in waves like this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CJFt950vOk&feature=fvw

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Young gun Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -1

diewalrus2 days ago -17 Rating Reply ok brits, take notes. this is a barrel. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Hur, hur, hur.

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Scott Dec 3, 2010 Rating: -1

young gun you absolute cunt.

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toadboy Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 3

Ah man youre such a bitch. That sucks. I usually dont spout hate on this website because there is far too much of it, but allow me to take the opportunity to note the plethora of people all over the world who think you are... well... a bitch. Also, I hear that the Isar River in Munich is on par with Pipe. Do you have any epic pictures of you getting spit out of a tube right in front of the foam ball on that shit-stained river?

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 2

@Stoatface, yes you're definitely right, and I would just add : from this angle one cannot tell if there is no one out during this particular moment, in fact there could possibly be three british locals behind the fat lip of that first set wave. And I would do the same in such solid conditions : if it's empty, why risk the first wave and get caught inside a 10 wave set ? I 'd prefer to catch one of the last, bigger ones. I've seen pictures of Oahu's Pipeline on epic conditions (and consequently very crowded) but you could only see three surfers on the pic (even if there were actually fifty). But as diewalrus is King of the Kooks, he probaly does not understand.

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StoatFaceLanust Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

diewalrus verzögert

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StoatFaceLanust Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 1

@diewalrus - A photo is a snap shot in time... who knows how many people were out 30mins later, or 30mins before for that matter. As for British surfers not having the ability to surf barrels you need to check out Curve or Wavelength or in fact many of the other photos on this site... that should change your opinon.

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Tom Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 2

Yep, because Germanys knows for its world class A-frame peaks and its locals who charge them.... yeah you dick, thats what it thought

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Skippy76 Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 6

Why don't you fuck off you German cunt instead of spouting your anti British garbage. Every post you make is the same old shit, it's getting old. Pathetic twat

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diewalrus Dec 2, 2010 Rating: -9

i meant to say this is a tube ride. note that no british surfers in the british barrel. it is sad that so few british have the ability to surf a barrel

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stevealfredson Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

Is that 14 lines to the horizon? I think I've counted 11 in Portugal before....?

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Vaca Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

At least 10, ...the 2009 Eddie swell hit Cabo Blanco(Peru) with 18-20 wave sets, if you where cought inside you where preaty much fucked..!

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EricPalmer Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

is that a dude in the bottom left?

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Dicer Dec 3, 2010 Rating: 2

I'd say it could be as Leven can easily hold 8ft (shown here) and maybe a smidge more. take a look at this http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=153045&browseSession=1eb7845a8ab11317feb9981699cc6521

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GeorgeMichaelBarrymore Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 1

I don't think that can possibly be a dude. That would make it more like 15' plus. I'm pretty sure Leven doesn't break like that at that size. Photographer can you please put us out of our misery?

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Vaca Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

so these are solid 8+ footers...

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Senkoe Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

it does look like it

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kersh Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 0

im still yet to surf waves as perfectly lined and breaking like this! and ive been surfing for 10yrs!!

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Danno88 Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -2

Okay I'm going out on a limb here but this has to be fake. This is not the UK

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Danno88 Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 3

Yes Robbie I have been living and working in a hole - it's called the UK.

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sibo Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 2

hear hear!

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cyberfella Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

Yes and No. Depends on the criteria that define what makes a good reef break - and thats subjective. Long ride / Short ride Crowded / Empty Left / Right Dry (hazardous) and wide/heavy / safe but pinchy. Fickle, short window and rare / swell magnet that works right through the tide. Leven has ticks in more boxes than all other reefs, but it's not necessarily the "best" experience around. But then I'd rather have a dabble on Crazy Johns than surf Pipe or Chopes. It'd be boring (and crowded) if we all liked the same things though.

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matttheglove Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 7

One would assume that if you haven't heard of the 'leven' then 2 foot slop in Croyde is firmly where you belong....

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potato-head assasination Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 7

Frank

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The Rage Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 5

You've not heard of 'Leven??! The best reef break in the South West.. Are you sure you surf?

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Gogmagog Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

This is most definitely the UK

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robbie. Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 5

because you have clearly been living in a hole, not venturing further than the closest break to the M5?

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Danno88 Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 0

Having looked at other pics from the same area, I take it back. Why have I not heard of this spot? All these years of surfing sh*t 2ft slop at Croyde!

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cyberfella Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 0

When the hell was this? I've not seen it lined up this well at this size for years - despite last year being cracking ever other week. And no-one out???? Are you sure this is Leven and not somewhere that looks the same, such as Nova Scotia in Canada?

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Fluid Motion Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 3

Really? Which bit doesn't look like leven?? looks like levy to me. those bushes., and all that sea.., yep, it's def levy!

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Senkoe Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 3

yeah, I've been to porthleven a couple of times and this pic just doesnt look like it

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bra_boyz_canada Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 0

I thought it was NS from the picture too!

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mattmariob Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -3

steam city

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the vanity project Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -3

Tut tut Selway, sensor dirt, top right, clone tool ran out of bullets? ;-) …Awesome shot of an epic few weeks down that way, sums up that month in one picture, a none stop wave train, toot toot! (from tut tut to toot toot, do you see what I did there)

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the vanity project Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 2

Yewwww! All aboard the Neg-Train. Next stop –10, calling at –15 and -20 and terminating at “comment deleted below threshold”

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Get Joggly Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 1

Run out of bullets or shoot'n blanks ! Viewer sensory overload you mean ... try wipe your screen !

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Get Joggly Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

Viewer sensory overload you mean ... try wipe your screen !

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Get Joggly Dec 2, 2010 Rating: 0

Sensor dirt ? Screen spray more like... !

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soutie Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 6

yes, got your train set out the box.

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groundsweller Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -1

Looks like a national treasure!

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I love beef curtains me !! Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

What a suprise! there is no comments from certain people abusing UK waves.If i turned up to this i wouldnt be able to get my suit on fast enough. My guess is you guys had a awesom sesh. Im envious :-(

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Sneakybadger Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -3

Cranking!

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Viking_Kneelo Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -1

Look good and uncrowded...............

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Jesse F Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

they scared......

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StoatFaceLanust Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 0

the crisp lines, the crisp lines!...... amazing

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Gogmagog Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -1

Is that a bloke in the water there? If so he has got bigger balls than me

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IvannaHumpalot Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 6

You can see his balls from here? My god, you have good eyes.

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Gogmagog Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -3

Ohh that is just beautiful

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aliwoon Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

the name of the spot is : port heaven? perfect day to go to heaven

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Tom Mosley Dec 2, 2010 Rating: -5

and it appers that u cant surf dude

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fence fowl Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

and it appears you can't spell, dude

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Tom Mosley Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 1

no dude u cant reed, its porthleven

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weirdbeardmt Dec 1, 2010 Rating: 3

That is one lucky dude, all to himself

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cornishport Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -2

Beautiful, powerfull and magical ! south coast perfection

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offbeat1 Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -1

its all about south coast!!!!

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Younes Dec 1, 2010 Rating: -2

It's all about barrels!!! Fuck...g A!

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