Youngstu's photo of Croyde Beach

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Croyde Beach

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Croyde Beach

Date Taken: 3rd January 2009. 21211 page views since 4th January 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
3ft 16s 258.46° 1.2ft 10s 1.8ft 4s 8
Clear 38°f
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surf like me Jul 3, 2009 Rating: 0

FUCK ME! I live at Saunton all my life, never seen such perfection, not to the point of you can see the lines in the distance.. :O Thats special!

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harveywallbanger Jan 19, 2009 Rating: 0


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Surf Berbere Jan 11, 2009 Rating: -2

Ahhhhh my home break lines, gotta love it!

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@ Jan 10, 2009 Rating: -1

i love saunton.

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Shorey Jan 10, 2009 Rating: 16

Aw no man, you cant do that to me, like a knife through the heart that is. i told my mom and everything, she was so proud of me.

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soutie Jan 10, 2009 Rating: 3

gonna have to take it away from you shorey, drivel ...

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WoodyWoodsta Jan 10, 2009 Rating: 1

Yo this shot is absolutely amazing. Makes you envious

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Shorey Jan 10, 2009 Rating: -1

In nice warm 22 degree water I might add.

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Shorey Jan 10, 2009 Rating: -3

That is exactly what I do pretty much every day when I am not at work. "Bum bandits", good one man, you really hurt my feelings, I think I might cry.

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kywithay Jan 10, 2009 Rating: -2

shorey and sqirl sitting in a tree k i s s i n g you bum bandits go catch some surf its only a photo

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Shorey Jan 10, 2009 Rating: 0

I am not a head and who the hell plugged you in?

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KILGORE Jan 10, 2009 Rating: -2

Don't push it shorey, you were doing so well. Not knowing to quit while your ahead , I'm shore there a diagnosis ( label ) for that ? I'll get back to you! Thanks

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Shorey Jan 10, 2009 Rating: -2

You got me there it is only 5 inches AROUND. The only thing that bothers me is finding rubbers that fit dammit.

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wooldog Jan 10, 2009 Rating: 0

Theres something about swell lines that begs me to grab the nearest thing and stroke it.I will say this once for you the beginner to this sport buy yourself a big pig of a board fat and chunky learn the movement of the ocean learn to feel the wave no talk is needed style is key.people dont need to know you are a surfer its not cool its what we do

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chenson Jan 9, 2009 Rating: -2

looks pretty soft, high tide maybe?

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sqirl Jan 9, 2009 Rating: -1

I am doing some calculations here and if it does drag on the floor that would make you.....5 inches tall (12.7 cm for the rest of the world). Do the splinters and scrapes ever bother you?

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Shorey Jan 9, 2009 Rating: -1

Bring it on!!! how does it go again soutie? wuhahahahahahaha

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harveywallbanger Jan 9, 2009 Rating: -1

actually Soutie, Shorey already took this one if you look further down you clown, and once its been given it has to be extremely funny to warrant re-awarding to someone else (again) you clown... but youre right, he is a different beast this year.

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Jan 9, 2009 Rating: 1

yo samo, it was the easiest paddle out ever, once you got past breaking wave - it broke in same place, only took a couple a minutes!! jsut frustrating as the waves were fatter than they looked, wish id had a longboard!

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soutie Jan 9, 2009 Rating: -4

shorey takes this one. kudos. has come out with style in the new year. hold me back hold me back, i'm a tiger when i'm loose. watch out i'll surround you.

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Shorey Jan 9, 2009 Rating: 0

Dont lie squirl you copy and pasted an actual size pic of your beans and frank onto the picture thus making the squirrels goods seem smaller.

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Shorey Jan 9, 2009 Rating: -1

My pecker does drag..... on the floor

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sqirl Jan 8, 2009 Rating: 0

He was born that way that is my son! His mom is pictured on my profile taking a sip of cola. She is one smokin' hot rodent. I know its wrong but we are in love dammit!

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soutie Jan 8, 2009 Rating: 69

squirl, did you trawl fetish porn sites for a close up of a distended scrotum, which you then meticulously and painstakingly stuck onto a picture of a cute rodent. hahaha. bet you had sweaty palms you sick puppy.

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Samo Jan 8, 2009 Rating: 2

bitch of a paddle in u wer in the shore! duck dive after duck dive....

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extremely clever bloke Jan 8, 2009 Rating: 13

Is that for real, or just a pair of chords under a microscope? There's like a million waves in that set! You'd be bummed if you went for the first wave and got caned and got caught inside. You'd be duckdiving for eternity. See, there's nobody out. They're all waiting for a lull to get out back - the lull that would never happen. Ever.

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sqirl Jan 8, 2009 Rating: 1

Oh yeah and your right harvey, shorey does take it....up his pecker dragging bum! congratulations shorey...on taking it.

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sqirl Jan 8, 2009 Rating: -1

Those arent jokes...those are unexagerated real life experiences!

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harveywallbanger Jan 8, 2009 Rating: 2

shorey takes it..

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Jan 8, 2009 Rating: 1

yep vince, this evening it was 4 foot max, the next morning croyde and Saunts were both pumping at 5, maybe 6 on sets, croyde was spitting at 4 at low tide on sunday too....was jsut an awesome weekend!

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chicamalefts Jan 8, 2009 Rating: 60

Should have been there yesterday.......

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Shorey Jan 8, 2009 Rating: -3

So did most of your jokes.

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sqirl Jan 7, 2009 Rating: 1

Get a hold of yourself fiends.....doing lines went out with 80's!

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Easily:HyPn0tiZ3d Jan 7, 2009 Rating: 0

a line or two ? dude give me the hole sack

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ginty Jan 7, 2009 Rating: -2

wats the story? no fucking surfers

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surfer 91 Jan 7, 2009 Rating: 2

after seeing that i think you would cry if you had to get out. what more could you ask for

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Drew Peacock Jan 7, 2009 Rating: 1

I had the flu that day but just sat in my car and sweated it out, looking at that. It wasn't that big until late afternoon but that morning it had to be the most perfect swell I'v seen. I don't think I saw a single wave so much as section let alone close out anywhere along the coast that morning. And the sunshine, oh man don't get me started. If you could be in a bubble and not feel the ridiculous icy temperature then you'd have to admit january sunshine is by far the most beautiful of the entire year.

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Boneless Chuck Jan 7, 2009 Rating: 12

a line or 2? forget that you know you can take thoselines all day without overdosing right? I'll take those lines all day thank you. just makes me want to paddle out. I'ts been flat here for over a week now and nothing on the horizon man, iwere hurting down here in florida.

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reo Jan 6, 2009 Rating: 13

ill have a line!! or two

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PSALM 77:19 Jan 6, 2009 Rating: 1

That is exactly how it looks here where I surf ,.........right before I wake up

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Shorey Jan 6, 2009 Rating: -2

Anyone for a line or two?

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marcus* Jan 6, 2009 Rating: -2

beautiful, a surfers paradise.... but than without the palmtrees.

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Vinvin Jan 6, 2009 Rating: 60

looks like sahara desert

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Raggy Jan 6, 2009 Rating: -1

Ah wow! I have got a stiffy!

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Carving360 Jan 6, 2009 Rating: -5

glad i didnt miss that day.

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Vince Noir Jan 6, 2009 Rating: -1

For all those asking how big it was : I got in 7:30 am at Saunton and it was about thigh..we checked croyde and it looked flat ( big lulls in sets)...set pulsed through and from then on the swell just grew and grew Beach and point were both completly firing...had the point with a mate at 4:00ish to ourselves :) Come Sunday morning it was supposedly double overhead on clean up sets at croyde...

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Suckyripfuked Jan 6, 2009 Rating: -1

That is the most awesome picture I have ever seen. Im going to sue my landlord for making me move out on that day.

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SuperDupont Jan 6, 2009 Rating: -1

Just amazing !! The best I've ever seen probably about lines ...

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DohBoy Jan 6, 2009 Rating: -3

I got in. It was cold. It was awesome.

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sUkya Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 0

all day strong - all day long!!

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stokesurfer3 Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -2

i wish i was there

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Benny boy Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 1

wicked pic man! great timing with the sunset. i wish i went in that day:-s i went in the day before! damm

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James Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -2

amazing picture

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Youngstu Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 15

Thanks for the comments guys and girls. Unfortunately I didn't get in on Saturday, had to take my son for a walk..... the first of many photographic walks. The lines and light were beautiful, I'd been at Croyde before and this was just from the layby on the way home. Saunton was fun if freezing on Sunday.

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@ Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -1

now i wish i didnt spend all my money on beer on new year. will i ever learn.

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d-peoples-elbow Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -2

kinda like somebody dropped a a monster rock in the ocean just outta frame. savage shot

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*azza* Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -3

great pic. theres no word to describe how sick these sets are. anyone know the size of these waves. big up 2009, hopefully more of this and it will have everyone pleased.

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AshleyMorris Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -1


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neoprenejunkie Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 0

what can i say?!

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bigman Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -1

By 4 o'clock the wave period was so long that you could cut out of a wave, paddle like a madman back out and catch the very next wave in the set.....or alternatively you could chill yer boots and think about the countless other waves about to reach the shore. Saunton was a bit fat though...so took a 10'2" out and cruised everything!

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alis bedell Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -2

how good!

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 0

me & pal surfed saunton at exactly this time, it didnt get bigger than 4, the sets were solid 4, so these are probly 3-4, we got in at 3;30 and surfed till 5, but i was on my fish and they were fatter than they look, so was bloody hard work getting into it. Puts was 3 ish and crodye 4+ same day.

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Duckdive Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -3

Lush lines. Haven't seen it like that for a while. Knew it was good on Saturday but not ruler edge good. Fingers crossed for next weekend. Thanks for submitting the shot, really makes me optimistic for the surf in 2009 wooo!

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harveylegend Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 3

"I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back. I want to be on you."

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lozza Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 3

thats one of the best surf photos i ever seen shit and bollocks that i missed it due to lack of funds spent over xmas shit shit shit !!!

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BANGER Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -2

i surfed these little gems on saturday. ranging from about a fun 3ft wave at puts to overhead a croyde... perfect. I opted for the 3ft ft version...loved every minute.

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stuLittle88 Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 14

lines and lines and lines and lines and lines and lines and lines...

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oneeyeboy Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -4

anyone know how big that swell is?

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SurferMonk Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -2

great shot.

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Papa Chambo Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 14

class shot. Check out the consistency of the size and spacing.

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Beads Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 3

I count 17 lines that I can see ... but they're going on forever!! Waves for all the family!

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wholyroly Jan 5, 2009 Rating: -4

If there is a heaven I hope it looks just like that, the "Jaoobs ladder" of waves, sigh...

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J.Clancy Jan 4, 2009 Rating: 2

that's one for the spank bank..

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chucky Jan 4, 2009 Rating: 0

Thats pritty sick...cordoroy to the horizon!

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pij Jan 4, 2009 Rating: -3

yup you just can't learn that, the pic speaks 1000 words !! was in at coombesgate loving it !!! ps respect to trev for thankless reporting on eyeball

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Marc76 Jan 4, 2009 Rating: -3

Awesome .... was there yesterday lapping it up, took pretty much the same picture myself!

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Sisurfer Jan 4, 2009 Rating: -1

lovin the pic... Saunton Sunset... nice!!!

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Mike Jan 4, 2009 Rating: -1

Perfect Saunton - lines as the far as the eye can see...beautiful!