Lou Short's photo of Porthtowan

Average rating of 4.13 from 39 votes


Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Porthtowan

Date Taken: 6th November 2008. 16295 page views since 7th November 2008.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5ft 13s 276.65°     7
Sunny 54°f
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maccas Nov 15, 2008 Rating: -2

Honestly u guys,i dont have a clue what half of you are saying..Thats me...it was a pretty sick day,.took a few whompings through the day, but nailed this one..shack-tastic. Thanks for ur comments. 'Maccas'

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chenson Nov 13, 2008 Rating: 5

thats hillarious! the first thing i thought was that i hope he didnt screw that perfect wave up. lots of folks seem to be on the same page with that one.

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sqirl Nov 13, 2008 Rating: 9

I am with ginko on this one you all sound like a bunch of retarded monkeys trying to hump a football (american football not the gay round european kind) talking like that. Us simple country surfers are just trying to "keep it real dog". Nice picture seashell when did carnival let out. Oh yeah and about the pic he makes the gnarly drop pulls into a seriously mental green room shack and pulls a completely sick slammin 360 stalefish boost on the end section. Righteous Dudes. Sqirl out.. peace

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*azza* Nov 13, 2008 Rating: 5

nice pic, mad wave, hope he didint wipe out on that one.

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diggler Nov 13, 2008 Rating: -5

its comes out, not come out. tin minner

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kernowaj Nov 13, 2008 Rating: 62

No it come out gingkook. ugga booga. dale type like caveman talk.

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diggler Nov 12, 2008 Rating: 69

just a couple of words for ginko the irish surfer. i have surf you neck of the wood and love the place.the irish are great peps. but i notice you have different words and local slang too. so drop the cliche, about keeping it real. and just to point it out if you add O and K to the end of you user name it come out as ginkook. keep it reel yourself. kooook!!!

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Seashell Nov 12, 2008 Rating: 2

soutie, you could be right...gingko, I knew what that 'ridiculous surf slang' meant not long after I first started...yer talking bull my friend

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gingko Apr 22, 2009 Rating: -1

actually seashell im not talking bull. im in my mid thirties and escaped the slang / lingo side of things, im sure there are younger lads here talking like that now, but most of my friends are in their thirties and some in their early fourties. were all experienced surfers and not one talks like that. anyway no harm done. enjoy the waves where ever on the irish coast you may be..

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Portpipe Nov 11, 2008 Rating: -2

i think he's got that just about spotty dog. nice fast turn and a hight line and he's shacked

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soutie Nov 11, 2008 Rating: 6

grinko surfs antarctica

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Wayne Burns Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 3

Lou I'm gonna have to start stalking you as you keep finding these sick days that I keep missing! Haven't seen anything that clean since............ Some sheltered spots were pumping on the north coast this weekend

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Seashell Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 7

gingko, you're joking me? Where have you been hiding out...

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soutie Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 2

beter be fast along that wall though.

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soutie Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 3

thats a cool moment, the take off, drop --- addiction isnt it folks?

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NorthSeaSurfer Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 62

At a guess I would say Saffi = South African but come on Kooks are everywhere just go to any main beach on a weekend in the middle of July when its 1 foot mush and you cant miss em. Other names... Chavs = just watch 'Performing Monkeys' the section with the tuned Escort says it all. Anyway the wave looks sweet and I would like to be in that guys position just about to do a big bottom turn followed by numerous moves.

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gingko Nov 10, 2008 Rating: -4

saffi? kooks? speak normal please, thankfully we dont have that ridiculous surf slang where i surf yet, and if it does arrive here, then im emigrating! were just surfing folk, its a beautiful thing but lets keep it real..

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gingko Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 0

kooks : chavs!! that i understand. thanks..

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diggler Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 4

im a saffi who surfs england alot and i would like to say there are good points on both side.but the peps who surf in november in u.k.normaly know what they doing its the summer english surfer in tehy vw van with they long board who are the real kooks. as for the yanks stop picking a fight with the english you got to wars going you need to fix first. peace

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noffy Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 4

Oh cheer up, don't blame everyone because you are still poor and ugly...your mummy still loves you!!!

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dirtboy Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 7

Nice pic. Stop ranting everybody.

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tofinoplease Nov 10, 2008 Rating: -1

this is why i love to surf my canadian waters

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ugly and broke Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 4

hahahaha well said roli! thats the funnest rant ive heard in a long time. fucking hate the the thick fucking over dramatic yanks. they have a comment on every thing but with all the shit they cause in the world they should sit in the corner and shut the fuck up and who gives a fuck who the president is black or white the country is fucked and there goin to drag the world down with it. P.S fucking hate the yanks

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roli Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 8

What a surprise, another pointless yank overcompensating with a sense of unproven seperiority. Did someone not get enough attention from his mummy as a child? Does no-one listen to your stories down the pub? Need to vent some playground aggression? Thank god you idiots never travel so us Brits don't have to waste surfing time re-arranging your fcked-up yank faces in the carpark. Now jog on and go start a war somewhere or something

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kookenator Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 6

if you don't think that's what you look like when you take off on a steep wave, you've obviously never surfed one. that's a surfer fully committed taking off deep - a beautiful thing to see!

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southcoastbbyyyyyyy Nov 10, 2008 Rating: -2

until you see the 360 he did afterwards...please shutup!

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tommo Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 14

That's cos he's just taking off. I've seen pics of beschen, slater and other pros in exactly the same position.

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El Rey de las Olasl Nov 10, 2008 Rating: -20

haha ratbag thats because hes a surfer from england. he has no idea what the hell hes doing.

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Ratbag Nov 10, 2008 Rating: 12

That's a nice smooth wall, but the rider looks like he is just about to plane his face into the bottom.