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Luke Gartside's photo of Bournemouth

THE FIRST EVER PHOTO OF SOMEONE SURFING EUROPES FIRST(UNCOMPLETED) ARTIFICIAL REEF!

Average rating of 2.25 from 4 votes

Bournemouth

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Bournemouth

Date Taken: 27th May 2009. 1610 page views since 5th June 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5.5ft 6s 263.55°     15
mph
Mostly Clear 53°f
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Joe Hart Jun 8, 2009 Rating: 1

That's me! To be honest all it was doing was surging over the reef. Things I noticed are that it's bloodly shallow, the water was sucking about 2 foot below the sandbags on take off. The take off zone is the size of a small car, with water 15 foot deep one side and 3 foot deep the other. The rip was insane, even with no surf you struggled to stay in the take off zone, and to top it off it's infested with massive Spider crabs (so call the reef Spyders!) I can only see it as a sick body boarding wave, pretty ledgy for the rest of us. But we will wait and see. Cheers Joe

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bench-lord Jun 5, 2009 Rating: 1

wont be kimmeridge either,on a good swell!unless you get behind the a.b.b.a campaign?

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Tonybye Jun 5, 2009 Rating: -1

Sorry forgot to say, good photos anyway cheers.

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Tonybye Jun 5, 2009 Rating: 1

Hardly worth getting excited about now is it?. Let's face it even when it is finished the channel hardly gets any swell and when it does we all know where else to go and it won't be Boscombe with the kooks!. But at least we will know where they all will be.

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user-name Jun 7, 2009 Rating: 1

Tonybye, I think you will be eating your words when it's finished, at low tide its super sucky already and I have seen some spongers getting some good waves out there. - We will see!!

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