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daniel cullen photography's photo of Newquay - Fistral North

The lineup at Towan Head. 20ft face Cribbar sets coming through. One tow team havin' it.

Average rating of 4.14 from 121 votes

Newquay - Fistral North

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Newquay - Fistral North

Date Taken: 30th October 2011. 49693 page views since 30th October 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
12.5ft 16s 266.14°     16 29 mph Dense Fog 59°f
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DredgerDave Nov 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Im in this photo... in the way standing on the cliff, sorry, nice pic, was a good day for Cornwall

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Mart Nov 5, 2011 Rating: 0

DD you aint the guy who pulled his pants down are you...

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youdig Nov 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Good posture. Nice work fella!

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bEAST coast Barreler Nov 1, 2011 Rating: -12

People paddle into mavs at twice this size... and at the peak

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Chester Burns Nov 3, 2011 Rating: 8

seriously, what is your point you utter, utter cunt

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youdig Nov 3, 2011 Rating: 3

Is Mav your sister?

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Teevee Nov 2, 2011 Rating: 2

haha

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bali_trader Nov 2, 2011 Rating: 21

I bet you dont though.

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fizzle Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

Backdoor?!?!

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Skippy76 Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbrcRk6BtXw

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qc Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

there wouldnt be negative comments if it wasnt for stupid assed comments like the one the uploader added to this pic, or stupid claims of 20ft faces,or the fact that MSW put this shit pile of a picture up as photo of the day, the quality, composition, position of surfer is all shite.. pull your heads out of your arses..stop trying to be something you are not, stop towing in when you dont need to just so you can spout about it in the pub..and get a fucking hair cut!! there ive said it

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qc Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

there wouldnt be negative comments if it wasnt for stupid assed comments like the one the uploader added to this pic, or stupid claims of 20ft faces,or the fact that MSW put this shit pile of a picture up as photo of the day, the quality, composition, position of surfer is all shite.. pull your heads out of your arses there are beach breaks in scotland that break like this every week..stop trying to be something you are not, stop towing in when you dont need to just so you can spout about it in the pub..and get a fucking hair cut!! there ive said it

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DROP KNEE STAR Nov 1, 2011 Rating: -6

hey never surf/sober your a racist prick

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NeverEverSober Nov 1, 2011 Rating: -11

This wave looks like mav's younger cousin, the weaker, smaller, softer one. Only difference is, people charge the bowl section in the US. This guy is obviously scared of the drop just like everyone else over there. I guess thats why nobody is out. Too busy drinking tea

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youdig Nov 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Not beasty boy, it was meant for the piss artist. The beast is the other dick.

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youdig Nov 4, 2011 Rating: 0

I'm with you john. I bet his dad is bigger than everyone elses dad put together. Times a thousand. And one other thing beasty boy, disrespect tea and we are going to have a big fucking problem ;-)

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jon terry Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

I don't like YOU

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soggy Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 1

Leave Tea out of this gimp

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point_break_1991 Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 1

Wahey looking nice. Was in that swell in Devon. Don't think I have the guts for that monster though!

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Dicer Nov 2, 2011 Rating: 1

hi mate, it was below the spam comment selling T-shirts again. not at all directed at your comment =)

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landlocked&pointless Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 1

By the way...Nice pics, good work in your area the dude

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landlocked&pointless Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

Dicer, i guess your reply was for nevereversober?? (in which case i agree whole heartedly) unless you object to people surfing in Devon and/or being a bit put off by the idea of 20ft cribbar.

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Dicer Nov 1, 2011 Rating: -1

JUST F*~K OFF!

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Harv Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

Further to the below, I was considering surfing it. At the time there was no one out, I was hungover and my 6'4" was probably less fit for purpose than I was. Got some interesting pics though cos my unusually foolish friend took a wrong turn on our way over to the headland: http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=243420&browseSession=b33a92b7c6eecbc8405762ad70851c91 PS - Newquay rocks, especially as the local women appear to celebrate halloween in red underwear (in the streets and pubs)! No pics of that, sorry.

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Dicer Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

Pretty sure he back doors this one. Sketchy inside section that always blows my mind to watch.

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Ogreeny Nov 1, 2011 Rating: -3

To the guys calling it shoulder hopping, it is a very shifty peak which means it is hard to line up. The distance between the peaks is considerable so this picture does not do the 1 true tow team out there justice. Ben Skinner and his partner were fading very deep on some good size sets which resulted in a few good barrels. I say one true tow team because the other tow team which came out with the SUP were clueless and had no right to be out there as the were a liability.

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urallcnts Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 3

seriously get on the wave, wtf.

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Harv Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -1

What you do not see here are the 30ft slabs of cheese-grater rock that jut out of the headland. On mid/ high tide the waves were running straight onto that at full force. Without a tow team, if you fall off in the impact zone, you are in serious shit. The waves themselves look appealing but when you see the full picture its suddenly not a simple matter to paddle over by yourself and snag a few.

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i8emmets:) Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -1

Bing!! Exactly! I popped up there at about 10am that day for a peep and it was churning and huge looks a little better held together!! it's a scary looking wave!!

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Maroc Azure Surf Accommodation Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -11

Tow in for this size? lol

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Maroc Azure Surf Accommodation Nov 4, 2011 Rating: 1

People are a wee bit touchy here on comments, I was taking the piss, I am not a tit, I have seen it bigger than this and yes I do accommodation, you need some?

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Maroc Azure Surf Accommodation Nov 4, 2011 Rating: 0

I only say that because most people paddle in here at that size.

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Chester Burns Nov 3, 2011 Rating: 1

stick to accommodation you tit

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MKAY Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -1

you wouldnt be saying that if you were there watching it , this place is seriously hectic , respect to the lads out there charging it !

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Westbound TV Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

Props

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finchy Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

who dares wins!

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bali_trader Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 4

If you've ever surfed the cornish north coast you'll know in order for the cribbar to break the elements need to align. We're on a large tectonic plate that drains swell power and very open to on-shore winds so when the bigger swells cone its not often conditions are favourable. Its not 'ours' or 'the box' but who cares. When it breaks it breaks and to us its a big deal. Massive props to the tow team out. I know how close that cliff face is.

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. Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 4

Scary ass wave for UK! and as for people bitching asbout it... the pic wasnt put on to brag about the size anyway!...and who says size matters ;) awesome pic/wave/rider... haters can go duck dive out of here!

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mattkaye1989 Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 5

sorry mate but im dropping in on this one...ill probally cutback and backdoor it, then ill probally pull out casually chucking spray all over the face.

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. Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

....lol..do you know me btw?....

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. Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

hahahahahahahaha...duno what sounds more scary there... x

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nouettes Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 3

Hi Carys. I have to agree with everything you say. Its got nothing at all to do with you being fit, 26 and newly single. I'm looking for a new tow partner. Want to pick up the rope? x

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youdig Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

Great shot Dude! Any paddlers in the water?

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qc Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

he's a cheesy bastard reading that caption "..having it" piss off

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soutie Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 3

are you THE the dude?

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daniel cullen photography Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -1

no paddlers dude, just the two skis and strapped board

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Jonesy11 Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 5

i LOVE how everyone bitches about this wave, how its barely overhead..how its not big and its a ripple compared to other waves. it doesnt matter if its 2ft or 80ft its about having fun with what you got infront of you and enjoying the experience. im willing to bet a stupid amount of money that this rider is having more fun than you cyber warriors commenting on this photo. you cant rip a guy down for surfing a wave like this either...atleast he had the balls to get out there.

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Gomas Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 2

Think they might be joking...

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qc Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

im not saying anything about the rider or the surfing ethos (which i agree with) im sure he's having a ball!

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qc Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

I genuinely dont get it, ive seen heaps of pics of this place and i just dont see it, its not that big or scary (even in B&W) ..is it because the locals are so desperate to put this wave on the big wave map? its just never gonna happen. IMO :/

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qc Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

You dont have to be from Aus or SA to see that wave is not all that big. This is not me trying to piss anyone off its just plainly visually clear, waves like this break very regularly elswhere on the british isles.. even the moody black and white doesnt make it look heavy..., get your heads out of your arses and do some real visual comparisons with pictures from big waves ..so desperate to put this wave on the big wave map, its just never gonna happen

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kingconga Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -1

How did he paddle in on that fat shoulder ? Was it a tow-in, or is there some outside peak ?

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Offaxis Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 7

Read the caption and all will be revealed ;)

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Andy1968 Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 3

Nice shot! Now wait for the onslaught from Aussies, Yanks etc telling us what a crap tiny wave it is and that it is barely overhead and they surf in this sort of stuff all the time, how no one in the UK can surf etc etc, blah blah blah, bring it on!!

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Andy1968 Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

If you've seen my spot dude, you will see I am not likely to rave this winter, 6 foot is a big day here! You proved one thing though dude, at least some of the french have a sense of humour! ;0) peace to you too bro!

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soutie Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

you said bring it on, just an aside, that swell hit us... wot a three days, seems like a season. strange things happened with the 18 sec swell, lefts turned to rights, low tide spots broke on mid.. really thankfull i could avoid the crowds and get on some. peace out Andy, hope you rave this winter.

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soutie Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

curse my country, race, colour or creed but dont hassel the HOFF

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sqirl Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 5

thats not very fair ......considering the US has been early for every war since then!

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Andy1968 Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

yes and they would turn up late like the last two wars anyway!

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sqirl Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

thank goodness the US military isnt unionised and doesnt take tea breaks......or we'd all be singing along to the Hoff!

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sqirl Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli’ , We fight our countrys battles In the air’, on land, and sea.

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soutie Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

and the BEF was in tatters. if you wernt an island the hun would have blitzkrieged his way all over your soggy land. sauerkraut. thanks to the yanks.

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soutie Nov 1, 2011 Rating: -2

correct, they were shut. thats why i paddled over for the session.

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Andy1968 Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 0

Nah we didn't! like churchill said "we will fight them on the beaches" and "we will never surrender" unlike the frogs, you were all probably on strike that day and the ports were shut so that's why your tow in team aren't there!

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soutie Nov 1, 2011 Rating: -2

yes you did.

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Andy1968 Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 7

Well at least we didn't surrender or go on strike!!

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Andy1968 Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 1

You hit the nail on the head! All you guys ever do is whinge!!!

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soutie Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -1

in fact, that is a french tow team. they just went there to put on an exhibition. show les rosbif how its done, a bit like the rugby.

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Younes Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

Aie aie aie, this last one will hurt!! Mantoza, is that you?

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Younes Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

Aie aie aie, this last one will hurt!!

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sqirl Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -2

see the difference here Andy.....is that if this picture was taken in the US or Oz all those people on the cliff would be out in the line up whinging about a tow team spoiling the wave....not about how there sore vaginas were preventing them from paddling out!

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Pedrais Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 2

unless you richie bra boy,lets see your photo then. ?

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slackerdude Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 3

Gotta agree with Soutie. That is a crap tiny wave and it is barely overhead. I surf in this sort of stuff all the time. No one in the UK can surf.

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qc Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -1

You dont have to be from Aus or SA to see that wave is not BIG. get your heads out of your arses and do some real visual comparisons with pictures from big waves ..so desperate to put this wave on the big wave map, its just never gonna happen.

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qc Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 0

You dont have to be from Aus or SA to see that wave is not all that big. This is not me trying to piss anyone off its just plainly visually clear, waves like this break very regularly elswhere on the british isles.. even in moody black and white, you can see the surfer clearly, its maybe 2x ohead, get your heads out of your arses and do some real visual comparisons with pictures from big waves ..so desperate to put this wave on the big wave map, its just never gonna happen

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soutie Oct 31, 2011 Rating: -1

what a crap tiny wave, it is barely overhead.

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doobie mcshitlips Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 1

go for a floater or an air off the peak at least

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Get Joggly Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 4

I hope this rider is going LEFT otherwise thats a pretty pathetic line he's taken way out there on the shoulder ! (19min)

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bali_trader Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 2

Looked at the thumbnail and thought was weirdly peaky looking mavericks because of the people on the cliffs. Excellent shot! +5 from me.

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Ratbag Nov 1, 2011 Rating: 1

That was my first thought to the thumbnail too, but it's a tad close to the shore. Great looking wave just the same.

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the vanity project Oct 31, 2011 Rating: 1

Damn Cribbar, u scary! Nice shot

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