Dropin73's photo of Croyde Beach

friend and i were driving over the hill from Puts when we saw this. Look at the scale when the doors in the foreground are 6ft.

Average rating of 4.21 from 102 votes

Croyde Beach

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Croyde Beach

Date Taken: . 22188 page views since 3rd December 2008.

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brogers5843 Feb 13, 2009 Rating: -1

I think I would die if I tried to surf that wave.

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Archy Jan 8, 2009 Rating: 93


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Dropin73 Dec 27, 2008 Rating: 1

waves like this don't come around often, we've all looked at a nice wave and wish we were there with our boards. All waves here and accross the pond are for sharing it's only lack of respect which ruins it for everybody. it was taken before september as i was there in the perfect september swell and it was a little cleaner in september as well. there were only about 40 people out and 40 people taking photos from the cliff. both of these days were very good.

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Ben Hobbs Dec 12, 2008 Rating: 1

Sorry to disapoint squirl (squirrell?), I am not "starring in" anything here. I was suggesting mole ignore your baiting. In fact you are right, there are plenty of people in our country who do think they are straight outta compton and it is quite sad. I am suggesting we should be proud of and use our own dialect as americans do yours (britches are monkeys rescued by the ALF & breeches are for holding ones trousers (pants) up?). i surely don't hate americans - where would we be without all that enthusiasm and i empathise with westmonster: i also have no idea what VW was saying about standing on beaches. Maybe he was typing too fast? i would be happy to surf alongside many of you but i might hesitate to sit on the beach afterwards around a friendly fire.

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Didier Dec 10, 2008 Rating: 2

haha how do chaps, sqirl good to see you're still causing controversy where ever you go! you would have thought by now that people would realise that its just a piss take to ease the boredom of working life. ah well at least im finished for xmas hahahaha!

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sqirl Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 18

see what did I tell you....vw just did a spot on redman impression. try some snoop dog next vw and give it a little compton flavor!

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westmonster Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 18

vw-surf its "yanks" thats what you lymies call us, and we prefer "cheese burgers", only newbs eat "ham" burgers. And I have no idea what your trying to express with the whole "stand on a beach vs. surfing" deal. What does that even mean? Perhaps if you structured your comment into comprehensible sentences using even somewhat proper punctuation it might make sense.

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The Dizz Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 3

You wankers need to calm down and to think such a wave could come from "across the pond" as we say now, I guess the Atlantic Ocean must be a Yank thing?

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vw-surf Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 2

yo yankies, fancy a ham burger i mean can u lot even stand on a beach let alone the beach surfing not really the same when you get da boat out back.... get a grip lads

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sqirl Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 21

you will all be speaking like rappers and pops stars soon, get used to it Britches!

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Dicer Dec 9, 2008 Rating: -1

Don't have go at the "yanks" cos we all yank at some time or another! (I had one over this picture!) let's have a laugh at ourselves using American slang (Stormchaser!!)

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fedearchdale Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 20

Looks like the Mexican Pipeline but in a british coastline! fantastic bomb!

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westmonster Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 2

hahaha, man, the english and their adorable language and pronunciations -using "tit" as an insult and wondering why us yanks don't take offense but laugh hysterically...hahaha. smashing!

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sqirl Dec 7, 2008 Rating: -1

Smashing chaps...starring ben and mole! take it with a grain a salt homies iam just tryin' ta get a little jiggy in the heezy! peace out!

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wooly Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 18

They all work at Tesco's,Ben

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wooly Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 1

Ben hobbs,we need thick scum,or who the fuck whould work in Tesco's

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Ben Hobbs Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 0

Woops, missed a few comma's and spaces. Here you are ,, , , . Great shot of N.Devon's jewel by the way. Were there no foamies taking any that day?

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Ben Hobbs Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 5

Ah don't be hooked into a barney with squirl - he just cruises looking for aggro. Me, I think we should start using our native slang far more than the 'yo diggedy jive' that seeps in from over the pond. It is our forte .....(une momente ...!) .... well we just should. I think smashing is top hole. Don't go bashing the yanksall the time - go and look up the drool on some of the NE30 crew (Tynemouth)posts on MSW if you think that low IQ is limited to the yanks or aussies. You should just save it for when it matters. And to keep it topical:- "The French don't have a word for entrepreneur." - G.W.Bush

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mole39 Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 2

Great shot of some classic British winter lines, I loves it!! I've always wonder why no matter what forum you go on the comments boards always boil down to the same old thing, YANKS VS THE REST OF THE WORLD. gofigure.com

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sqirl Dec 6, 2008 Rating: -1

and to think I cry my self to sleep worrying about what other countries think of us. boohoo!

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isuckatlyfe Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 103

I'm a yank and i'm well aware as to why people dislike us. Hate the few not the US as a whole :(

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Pyeman Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 2

And the yanks wonder why we hate em!!!

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sqirl Dec 5, 2008 Rating: -4

smashing chaps = the name for burners next gay porno flick.....comingg to theaters soon!

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archibald gruntfuttock Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 21

great shot guys. this kinda stuff is what I come here for. absolutely smashing chaps

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moooooooooo Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 1

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WindanSea Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 3

Could have been this Wednesday,it went from 2ft in the morning, to 8ft barrels in 3 hours. If you look half way up on the left, you can see where the Beach Club used to be in the 70's and 80's, before they built apartments. Good times, only pub with a surf view in Croyde.

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jon terry Nov 29, 2010 Rating: 0

Fuck me the beach club that a blast from the past I got pissed up with my Dad there for the first time I was only fifteen and I only had three Blackthorns but I was so bolloxed when I woke up on the beach at tea time I was sunburnt everywhere except my belly where my hand had been for hours and I had a big white hand print on my stomach for weeks.

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soutie Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 5


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KeepItRetro Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 1

Hows those lines..!!!

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Phuket Possie Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 2

I like the lines way out perfect

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mcnamara Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 2

this could have been sunday 14th september, it was firing 10-12 feet offshore in devon-cornwall for 2 days, endless lines of swell, just like in this pic.......was it? either way that was a session from heaven.

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wgc1 Dec 4, 2008 Rating: -1

dude please let me know when this was taken!!! much love....

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wgc1 Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 1

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Super_keen Dec 4, 2008 Rating: -1

ooops, I just crashed my dirty yogurt cart...

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Portpipe Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 3

really nice shot man

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wet willy Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 89

bet you ralph was out!

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sqirl Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 0

Insane...look at the sets stacking up on the horizon.

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dylant79 Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 2

nice shot mate. what day was this?

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alie Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 0

that looks heavy, niceeee

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J Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 18

Kudos mate, great photo!! Was that yesterday?

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Benny boy Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 4

i cant believe north devon was like that this weekend it was pumping like 6ft clean its hardly ever like that!!!! but then today back to normal surf big and messy lol!!!!

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ollycarts Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 1

Cant beat a bit off low tide croyde!

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Toad Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 2

Permission granted

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diggler Dec 4, 2008 Rating: -1

skills on the picture. when was this taken. cant belive i missed it. cheers for the boner

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Maver Rick Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 2

permission to mess myself?!

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qwertyuiop Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 1

Sick! When was that?!? And Tony B, loving the pic!

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Vinvin Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 2

sick wave

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Dicer Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 5

Awesome shot mate!!! Top work, for that I'm giving a 5 ;)

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wils Dec 4, 2008 Rating: 1

sick shot!