danlilley's photo of Porthleven

backflip porthleven alex wake

Average rating of 4.46 from 121 votes


Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Porthleven

Date Taken: 17th January 2011. 29122 page views since 17th January 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
10ft 14s 263.47° 4.5ft 8s   14 19 mph Brief Showers Possible 51°f
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leewilliams Jul 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Loving your work

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danlilley Dec 13, 2011 Rating: 0

Thank you

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Didier Jan 25, 2011 Rating: 0


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juliuscarey Jan 24, 2011 Rating: 0

That is mental, I haven't seen many photos of spongers doing rolls into the flats let alone a backflip like that. Did he land it?

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nmccabe Mar 1, 2011 Rating: 0

haha i know for a fact he didnt land it why lie

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danlilley Jan 25, 2011 Rating: 0

yea i was stocked when i took this he landed it mate and happy with how many people liken this photo

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captainnesta Jan 24, 2011 Rating: -8

he should keep his sponge in the kitchen sink

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captainnesta Jan 25, 2011 Rating: 3

i wont, ill go ride your mother with my log

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dougie252 Jan 24, 2011 Rating: 1

you go ride porthleven and pull off a backflip on your gay little short board you twat

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Jimmy C Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 1

Amazing shot wish I was that good!

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cdavies78 Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

nicely done

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The Wiz Jan 23, 2011 Rating: -13

Be as progressive as you want. Nothing will ever be as great as surfing (on your feet).

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goomba Jan 24, 2011 Rating: 3

shame you can't do either

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Isaac Hunt Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

In your opinion

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dangalow Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

Hi 5er!...I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic right now:(

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eggsandwhich Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

I'm gonna neg Mr villa 's comment , and I can't even read it! hows that for a bit of reckless marking!!! My god , what an exciting day

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kernowbysvyken Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

I did wonder what it was myself - Just click his name and in his profile are the recent comments. I think it's pretty obvious what it was when I had a look. What an arse.

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Madsaco Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0


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Nasty P Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -1

damn wherd his legs go????


DROP KNEE STAR Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

amazing photo !

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purebreed84 Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 1

Amazing I hope to get that good one day I been hearing alot about this place may have to give it a go !!!

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v-vid Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 3

Sponsored him as a grom, now he's out there with the best of them... Keep ripping Alex! ps: would love to see the whole sequence!!

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Portpipe Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

good man

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Gogmagog Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

That guy must have felt amazing. I surf but love songing as well. like a few I know, feel more comfortable with the sponge when it is big. Never done this though

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Gogmagog Jan 24, 2011 Rating: 0

yep songing when am sponging.. doh

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Nurno Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 4

It's nice that you sing while you ride

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Nev Jan 18, 2011 Rating: -3

'Stumpy' always wanted to try surfing, but he just didn't have the legs for it!

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splurt Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Yes yes YES!

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cblack Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 7

I love that shot, guy has balls. Im with the others about surfing or body boarding. I surf and have for years but body boarding got me there and bet it did with a lot of others too. Some of my best mates body board and there is always good banter, everyone loves banter but no one loves a pr**k.

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www.inishowensurfschool.com Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 5

Awsome shot and quite a juicy wave full cred to surfer and photog . Laird Wind surfs, SUP'S, Body boards, Body surfs and surfs .A true water man has no discrimination on what craft they have they'r fun on . Guys that diss bodyboarders are just trying to find something else to complain about stop bitchn you might just find out how much fun it is to surf

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tjo Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

thats a hardcore rendition of a head dip!

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QuonnieRI Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

BOOSTTTTT ITTT! good choice MSW ;)

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liamopluto Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 19

Why cant we all just enjoy the ocean together!! Fed up of listening to comments like that of mr.villa,he would probably never put himself into the heavy positions body boarders do!! I am sick of the massive egos on the waves! I am a surfer, and very average but I enjoy what is meant to be enjoyed! respect to this body boarder!! Oh I am also not a hippy but i still love the ocean! peace!!!!!

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liamopluto Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 4

Strong possibility that you may be a douchebag?????

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sdfjkljklsh Jan 23, 2011 Rating: -2

liam o' pluto sounds like jam band to me. I'd say there is a strong possibility you may be a hippie.

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slackerdude Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 2

damn hippies...

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BuzyG Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Great action Photo, took the afternoon off, to enjoy the very same swell yesterday. There were some classic glassy waves, around our pretty Cornish coast.

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S_J_N Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Spongee all the way mate, love to see bodyboarderss getting some fat air like that geddon you spongee! (: x

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ollybayliss Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1


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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 6

I dont get the whole spongers are this spongers are that. Me thinks i will get myself one this summer' it looks a well good laugh +5

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lazerbullet Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

kick ass shot. hail blighty!

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BoroGTI Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 11

Lovin this shot! doesen't matter whether its a dick dragger( which i am) or stand up surfer, we're all out there to do the same thing and get the same feeling

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Coelacanth Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

Francois...It sounds like you attended surf camp at the Sorbonne. Who knew surfing had become so popular?

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Ras Ital Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

But there is a very very big difference between oil-colours and some (kindergarden)-water-colours... Nice shot anyway!!!idon´t give a shit if a person is a sponger or surfer we are all ocean connected people!!!Peace Out!!

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eggsandwhich Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 2

Mate , why can't all wind instruments just chill out a bit , and enjoy it for what is? We're all into it for the same feeling. Getting aggro and spoiling someones solo ruins the whole vibe for everyone. Live and let live. PEACE OUT. except for flautists they really are a bunch of tits

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tjo Jan 22, 2011 Rating: 2

no way! tuba players are always in the way when i'm rockin out on my diggerydoo, theyre honkin along like elephants, while i'm tryin to get "one with my sonix" loose the tuba and learn how to diggery!! kooks! ;^)

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Francois Bouwer Jan 22, 2011 Rating: -1

I wouldn't say we do the same thing and get the same feeling, since I have bodyboarded before, but I will say that courage is universal, and it doesn't matter what you are on, skill is skill. It's like comparing someone who plays the didgeridoo to someone who plays the tuba. They are both wind instruments with a lot of bass, but they are completely different arts none the less. But, both can appreciate each others skill and dedication. Like comparing oil based paints to watercolour. They both create visual art, but each has it's own feel.

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Gomas Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0


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Goodfish Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Was this at the pier or on the reef?

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danlilley Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

i took it on reef side

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shralp Jan 18, 2011 Rating: -2


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Dicer Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 2


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Mr.villa Jan 18, 2011 Rating: -37

Dont we just love spongers????:DThey are always in our way...and then...they get to be on the photo of the day....?Whats the world coming to:'( A world were surfers come behind spongers for their ultimate quest for awesomeness!!

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Mr.villa Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Wait maybe I should change my picture before saying this. . .

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Mic J Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

I dont know if I'd go that far Skipster, but that's photo of the day worthy any day in my book! Gutsey move and Great shot. "Respect"

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Tim Bracey Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

awesome pic. I wish my back was that flexible!

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Portpipe Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

class pic. would love to see a sequence too

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Dashy Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Lovin it....! nice shot... and respect to the rider.

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Rob Radford Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

I would love to see the next few shots of this sequence. 10/10 for commitment to the rider anyway!

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danlilley Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 3

just off to work till 7 ill try get some up for u mate

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Nurno Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Have you got a link to a site or Flickr? Be good to see them

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danlilley Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Hi i got the wave from start to finish was quite shocked he went for

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appleZac Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 4

Great shot!! commitment to the move. Really good!

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Dicer Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

totally agree, skills honed in Kernow inners beys!

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Greggains Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

That's Whats up!

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Sunspot Jan 22, 2011 Rating: 0

well.., given up is down in this case, that's what's DOWN!

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harveylegend Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 2

The lip's ripped his legs clean off

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Skipster Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 16

Good to see more and more photos of bodyboarding rated as "photo of the day"

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Nurno Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 3

and the UK!