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Alex Young's photo of Praa Sands

See:http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-young/sets/72157623403288346/

Average rating of 4.51 from 123 votes

Praa Sands

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Praa Sands

Date Taken: 9th February 2010. 16884 page views since 16th February 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
11ft 17s 249.66° 3.5ft 5s   20
mph
Overcast 38°f
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jaaysurf Feb 20, 2010 Rating: 3

i love kernow...

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Spongerdudette Feb 24, 2010 Rating: 0

Ooops I meant I love Cornwall.

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Spongerdudette Feb 23, 2010 Rating: 1

So do I.

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Alex Young Feb 20, 2010 Rating: 1

Sequence: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-young/4371048314/

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gtownsurfer66 Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

simply.perfection.great shot well done

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Reillser Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 2

To quote the wall hanging prisoner from The Life of Brian... "You lucky, lucky Bastard"

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Alex Young Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-young/4365248035/

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tulamben Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

just out of interest..anyone know what the artificial reef in bournemouth was doing during this swell? any good or still a failure? there was a lot of interest around when i was last in england..but it was crap then

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Sunspot May 18, 2010 Rating: 1

Shite. You may have heard, it's been rated as 4 out of 10, which is basically useless. The wave closer to shore is still better, even though it's been ruined slightly by the reef as well. All in all, a waste of £3000000.

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The Rage Feb 20, 2010 Rating: 1

Compared to any one of the hundreds of epic natural reefs you have in Indo.. complete pap

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gheron Feb 20, 2010 Rating: 1

it was right pooo

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Spongerdudette Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

That's a good example Alex.

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Alex Young Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=151740&browseSession=626470f1b029510d5bfcf03fa65d569c

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Spongerdudette Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 2

Don't know sorry!

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Bit Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

nice wave but coooooooooooold!

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Barry bog squat Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 1

It'd be the grubby slapper every time!

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soutie Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

why not just phone her man, it is your mum after all.

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the vanity project Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

Tell her I said hello, but I’m holding out for perfection

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berko Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

I second that emotion.

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Nick Webb Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 1

Jeez thats perfect ...and I was just up the road and missed it !! The down side is the south coast is packed and everyone knows that the banks are awesome this winter The upside ....the banks are awesome this winter ....lets get in the queue!!! Thanks Mr photog an amazing shot !

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Barry bog squat Feb 18, 2010 Rating: -5

Don't be fooled though amigos, yes we've had a great winter and as a result alot of people have rose tinted beer goggles on but when summer comes and it's 1 foot crowded dribble for weeks on end the reality will hit home.......the UK waves are more often than not......fockin shiyyyyyyte!

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Spongerdudette Feb 23, 2010 Rating: 0

Hey VP I've left messages dotted around this site and have even e-mailed admin asking what's going on with the comments thingy, but as yet they haven't answered :(

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the vanity project Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 1

What the hell are MSW doing to the comment ordering, this makes no sense admin, change it back please.

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the vanity project Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 1

And what’s worse is they stick up photos of everyone riding her. You’d never live it down!

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the vanity project Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 1

The analogy was meant to be about Porthleven. So if she does turn into a supermodel once a year (like Levy) then think how many guys will be on it!……but I guess you still get to claim the “should have been here yesterday” line.

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Portpipe Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 0

unless the supermodel is a slapper too then its not worth your while waiting all year on her. worst craic ever if she didnt come in for a "coffee"

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ozzie in euskadi Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 1

give me the grubby slapper if you know she can look like a supermodel a few times a year.

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PapaSurf Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

you pose a very good question Vanity Project. a tough one indeed.

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the vanity project Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 1

That is true but would you rather bone a grubby slapper every weekend or go without all year and then pull a supermodel?

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groundsweller Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 1

Classic!

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Keith Harkin Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 2

LETHAL!!!!!

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jonny slacko Feb 18, 2010 Rating: -2

Never thought i'd say it about a comment coming from the USA but 'berko's' below is funny as fuck!!! Im moving from North Wales down south to invade as well.....let's get Cornwall more busy than it already is!!!

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berko Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

thank you Mr. Sacko - we will need translators, how's your English. If things go south we can set you up in a Condo in Baltimore.

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Jim MSW Feb 18, 2010 Rating: -1

is this the beach? or 'up the road'?

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Spongerdudette Feb 20, 2010 Rating: 1

Errr Jim at admin. Naughty naughty...fancy asking for places to be named thought that was against the rules :) But do us all a favour and get this system sorted out coz comments are coiming out all over the place and not in the right order so nothing is making sense...hhhmmm but does it ever haha

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Spongerdudette Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Lol but I bet that they do!

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Spongerdudette Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Lol but I bet that they do.

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Spongerdudette Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Lol but I bet that they do.

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Spongerdudette Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Bet they do!

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soutie Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 1

do you keep your MSW name badge on when you pop into town for you lunch time sandwedges ? "two fifty five, please" ,"thanks mate", "pleasure ; Jim" .

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CatEmpire Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 1

Yeah it is 'up the road' (I've heard rumours it's called Porthleven), but keep it on the hush cause we don't want everyone knowing about it.

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The Rage Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 3

Shack attack! Thats absolutely world class..

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berko Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 3

Cornwall is producing WMD's LETS INVADE !!!

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ozzie in euskadi Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 2

your better off invading france, they are crap at fighting wars and you get hossegor which looks like this half the year.

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the vanity project Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 3

Feel free to do a ‘regime change special’ and replace our government, you will find there will be little resistance.

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chargenbombs24 Feb 18, 2010 Rating: 1

it NEVER gets like THAT in north carolina, NC is way better than VB but still shitty on all levels. Great pic!!!!

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elsuko Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 1

sick man... enjoy!

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coastroad Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 1

not the kind of surf you'd normally associate with England, that looks more like Indo, but man my mind has been changed with all these epic UK shots from a couple of weeks ago.

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boona Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 1

sheeeet - that lips just throwin out

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skinner27 Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 1

gods country.

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AB_HAS_NO_WAVES Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 0

damn i wish it got like that more than once a year or so here in north carolina!!!!!

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Barry bog squat Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 1

Shakka khan, shakka khan, shakka shakka khan............

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chenson Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 4

damn, England has some macking surf.

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Spongerdudette Feb 24, 2010 Rating: 1

Okay I will ''it's not England it's cornwall''....there you go.

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nelch Feb 21, 2010 Rating: -1

anyone gonna come in with the old' "its not England its Cornwall!" special?

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Baboon Barrels Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 1

OH MY EFFING GOD!! That is an insanely good wave (and shot) why can't we have swell like this on british shores all the time dear god?

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Luke Gartside Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 2

one of the best shots from the day id say mate, absolutly sick

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Trident Feb 26, 2010 Rating: 0

ah yeah, sick. so siiiiick.

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Gavlar Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 0

Agree!!

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earthseasky Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 1

A shot of a lifetime for that lucky surfer... nice work photog as well!

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Freegs Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 0

So sick

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BenAsh Feb 16, 2010 Rating: 0

beautiful

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