christiansurfer's photo of Porthcawl - Coney Beach

Severn bore shot photo by Suzi Chapman

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Porthcawl - Coney Beach

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Wales > Porthcawl - Coney Beach

Date Taken: . 26601 page views since 14th February 2008.

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GreatMav Apr 19, 2009 Rating: 1

always wanted to surf this, its in wales noe england, kinda on the border, days like this are rare id imagine

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kidderlidder Apr 20, 2009 Rating: 1

It's entirely in England, although very close to the border. West bank is Forest of Dean, east bank runs pretty close to the M5 and/or the City of Gloucester. Days like that at this particular spot are uncommon, but not rare. On the other hand, there will always be somewhere on the river working well, because there are so many sections, each needing different conditions.

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surf scott Feb 4, 2009 Rating: 13

it is in the riva 7

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kidderlidder Jan 14, 2009 Rating: 13

Better explanation for you: I uploaded a video to youtube called "November tides: the Severn Bore explained", and asked Steve King, former distance surfing world record holder, to explain it, before showing some footage of another section of the bore working.

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kidderlidder Jan 9, 2009 Rating: 0

This is the tidal bore of the river Severn in Gloucestershire, England, not Porthcawl as the caption states...probably because this website doesn't have a spot listing for the Severn Bore... difficult to call it a "spot" when the wave runs for well over 20 miles. It's the same phenomenon as the Pororoca in Brazil, the Turnagain Arm, Cook Inlet, Alaska, or the Quiantang Silver Dragon in China, which is the big daddy of all tidal bores.Youtube will show you all of those waves working.

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ceo617 Jan 9, 2009 Rating: -2

Yo, first just let me say this picture is soo awesome, second how are there waves in a river?

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ceo617 Jan 9, 2009 Rating: 0

Yo, first just let me say this picture is soo awesome, second how are there waves in a river?

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youthlongboarder Dec 27, 2008 Rating: 25

naaahhhhh man it aint gay, ive dun it and it's f***ing scary i shit a brick it's so sketchy it is unbelievably!!!!! Don't under estimate the bore!!!!!

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surfer 91 Sep 26, 2008 Rating: -1

you dont see that every day! it looks better than the waves i get near where i live

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kidderlidder Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 17

"Looks gay".... hollow head high waves on rivers must be common as muck in your area, yeh? Are you telling me you wouldn't surf it if you lived nearby? Of course you would. And it's a well taken shot as well. I know how fast that wave unloads, so that's great timing with the camera.

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harveywallbanger Sep 23, 2008 Rating: 12


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markopolo Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 9

looks gay

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kidderlidder Aug 6, 2008 Rating: 11

This is no secret. It's the Severn Bore at (or very near) the Severn Bore Inn, Minsterworth, Gloucestershire. Paddle across the river , follow the crowds.

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tomornkn Jun 27, 2008 Rating: 10

Hey all! Can you tell me where this spot is please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!