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David Batten's photo of Porthcawl - Coney Beach

The 40 Surfers or so that paddled out at on the 1st August 08 at Southerndown Bay. To commemorate the life of Benny ( Ian Davies ). A reef of flowers was laid by brother Arwyn. And a toast was drunk at Sea to pay respect to the nicest guy. Followed by a Party at The Three Golden Cups.

Average rating of 4.40 from 63 votes

Porthcawl - Coney Beach

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

Date Taken: 1st August 2008. 12497 page views since 2nd August 2008.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5.5ft 7s 240.82° 0.9ft 12s   10
mph
Mostly Sunny 63°f
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cyberfella May 8, 2009 Rating: 0

impressive. the last 17 years of surfing in kernow had left me with the impression that surfers bloody hate one another. i thought only spongers got on ok. the welsh boys have humbled me. fair play lads.

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lastgasp Oct 24, 2008 Rating: -7

Wales know how to see off their own, fitting tribute lads!

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newnick66 Aug 8, 2008 Rating: 3

Not a very positive comment mate - they're paying their last respects to a local legend

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fence fowl Aug 8, 2008 Rating: -4

ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh the hokey cokey..........

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mg Aug 8, 2008 Rating: 0

Nice touch guys. And as for wave.buddha, are you friends with powergrooves?

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Kiwi John Aug 8, 2008 Rating: 5

I saw a tribute like this back when I was 8 in 1982 learning to surf at Piha in New Zealand. It was for a young lad who died on the roads above that spot (the few on MSW who've been to Piha will know what I mean) All his young surfing buddy's and family where there and it was a moving and proper send off. It is something that has always stuck with me. Great job to all involed.

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surf-n-teach Aug 8, 2008 Rating: 3

What a very respectful and proper sendoff for a surfing brother.

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Joskin mewn y fferm Aug 7, 2008 Rating: 2

a true dream, for a departed surfer to have this kind of send off, one would think ;-)

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finbad Aug 7, 2008 Rating: 2

Wave buddha, Do you have a brain? I'm sure you have just offended lots of people.

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wave.buddha Aug 7, 2008 Rating: -24

phoney

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Kiwi John Aug 7, 2008 Rating: 1

I saw a tribute like this back when I was about 8 in 1982 learning to surf at Piha in New Zealand. It was for a young lad who died on the roads above that spot (the few on MSW who've been to Piha will know what I mean) All his young surfing buddy's and family where there and it was a moving and proper send off. It is something that has always stuck with me. Great job to all involed.

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jackwilliams Aug 7, 2008 Rating: 1

quality guys, perfect tribute at a perfect venue

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gromkid Aug 7, 2008 Rating: 0

very nice of you guys :)

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