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Porthleven

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Porthleven

Date Taken: 6th February 2010. 27671 page views since 16th January 2011.

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Papa Chambo Jan 22, 2011 Rating: -1

Francois, I can genuinely say I enjoyed your comment. I have not heard exaggerated, but positive enthusiasm like that since the early nineties, and its refreshing. Regardless of how new you are to the sport, I bet you are one of the few people with a smile on your face in the water these days. +1

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ole doc Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 4

No Francois...take note of all comments on your post. I myself as well as just about everyone on this site has been hammered at one time or another. (usually I get it by Joggs or that guy from new zealand). (australia light). Roll with it and get even says I.

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rlghdude Jan 22, 2011 Rating: -2

Francois dont listen to these people. Most of them are pipe dreamers who only wish they had the sack to tell the truth about themselves. Some of them probably couldnt even make it out into 7' surf at some surf breaks and yet they are talking junk. A 'bomb' is completely relative to where you surf and relative to how you measure a wave, front or back height. A 7' wave in hawaii is fairly larger than a wave on the mainland because it is the back height that is measured. At least it used to be that way. So you go surf your 4' swell and when a stray 7 footer comes through, you can call it a bomb all day long.

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Harv Jan 22, 2011 Rating: 4

Francois, you make an excellent cyber-grom. Nevermind the harsh criticism, be grateful this is just a website. Back in the day a lekke grom story like that would earn you a team putty rub, followed by a sandbath, followed by mummification in your boardbag whereupon you would be placed on display for all the DBN tourists to marvel at. Aaah... the good old days.

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andsowedrifttogether Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 2

hm..i could've sworn i commented this photo. anyway, class shot, photographer (in case my comment was deleted due to another users obtuse sentiments). just trying to give credit where it is due.

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evanisthebest Jan 20, 2011 Rating: -2

aaaaaaa this makes me want to go buy a massage for my bung

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ole doc Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 2

Still laughing and scratching my head at francois comment. No wonder his teachers never called on him in school when he raised his hand. put down that crack pipe my friend.

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Tequila Sunrise Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Catching the moment Nick.....warts and all.

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TruroSurfer Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

Thanks, she's a honey hey!!

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Tequila Sunrise Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

By the way...you look like the "Fallen Madonna with the big ......."

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TCP!!! Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

i wish i lived in a house with a view like that. even if the storms were bad there. it would more than make up for it.

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frontside freddy Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

looks like a bunch of barnies are about to take it on the head

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Ragdahl Photography Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 12

Wish I could wake up with a view like that. I wouldn't need a T.V. I would just watch people get worked for comedy, and watch people rip for action. All the channels I need!!

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tjo Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

gemini, thats deep shit, like the buddist "i'm rubber and you're glue" harvey, lol! beefy, put on a 3rd sock bro, boardwalk has "been around" the boardwalk for a while, heard she likes it rabbit style!

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Mic J Jan 18, 2011 Rating: -16

I agree with Barry 7 foot wave bla bla laaa or was that a joke? Musta been a joke right? Props to the guy in the middle of the peak if he is holding on to fiberglass and trying to duck that. Looks pretty thick and cold to me. Now if he is a dick dragger thats another srory. It would be pretty sad to have to ditch your ahh Boogie Board...

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Dicer Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 2

ha ha I agree with splurt!

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splurt Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 4

I agree with bla bla BLAAAAAAAA

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kookyslater Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 11

Urgh look at the pooling on that flat roof, needs a bit more fall, damm cowboy builders.

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dangalow Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 1

It's actually droppings from an army of birds that had just ate at Taco Bell...

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Coelacanth Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 1

Heyyy...That's a good name for a hip hop group.

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soutie Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

that the uk for you. pity i am so jelous of that wave, hows the right?

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tjo Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 3

thats some tenacious moss, growing in broad daylight

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soutie Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 8

i'm not lichen that moss growing on it either

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kookyslater Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Urgh look at the pooling water on the flat roof, surley they should be a bit of fall!

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Dicer Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 4

Hi Mum!

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dangalow Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 1

Mrs. Badger? ....I looooove (.)(.)

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Sneakybadger Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 7

Hello Son!

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Alex Whitbread Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

yanks jealous oc sthey live in a shit country full of rejects

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carlos sidia Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 2

bestia csm

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bromo Jan 17, 2011 Rating: -17

HAHAHA all the british clowns caught inside! I wouldnt expect anything else

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andsowedrifttogether Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 3

well i'd rather see a dozen men caught inside hustling than a bunch of skis in the water stinking the place up. UK/Irish surfers charge (at least the fellows i've met), but I guess you wouldn't know that.

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Tom Maurice Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 13

Hey Bromo... I reckon there's a chance you're a cock

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Bazza Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 9

and not a jet ski in sight :)

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soutie Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 3

clean as a whistle.

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dolfski Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 2

Nice one Francois Pienaas. I wish I could write anecdotes as excting as that.

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Isaac Hunt Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Does Leven get much better???

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BoroGTI Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 2

doesent often get this big in Britain

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 1

ssshhhh! Dont tell them that!!!!

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 0

sshhh! dont tell that!

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SirFin Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 26

At last - a clear, precise way to judge wave height! In this case its a "5 powerlines high" beast....

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tjo Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 11

whoa, that looks dangerous, all that water.... puddling up on a flat roof like that can only lead to problems. sick wave out the back though

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dendawg Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 1

holy shabolies!

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Adam Cornick Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 3

Shabolies?

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spookrider Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 1

Feck that rocks!

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^*^WALES^*^ Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 2

Never thought britain could get this good =]

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Hanno Nov 7, 2011 Rating: 0

mate - that comment was supposed to be a silly joke - it is a quote from the movie north shore

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TCP!!! Jan 28, 2011 Rating: 1

what would your mother say if she found out you were telling lies again hhmmmmm???

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Tequila Sunrise Jan 25, 2011 Rating: 1

Wow! Francois wasn't the only one to get dropped on his head.

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Didier Jan 25, 2011 Rating: 2

Im confused.

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soutie Jan 24, 2011 Rating: 3

gemini, only kooks call people kooks. so you are calling them kooks then, those people who call the kooks kooks?

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Younes Jan 24, 2011 Rating: 2

Who's Francois?

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dangalow Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 3

I just read every comment and I'm still crying from laughing about the 'twatter' slap...and sure there are 7'ers..Frank can judge waves down to the inch by using certain body parts to compare...I once rode a 3' tsunami and got shacked after Mooses' wife farted in the Atlantic..EPIC!

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sprayNsurf Jan 23, 2011 Rating: 0

am i the only one that only reads high rated comments? ur did all u actually read every comment....then comment?

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Spongerdudette Jan 22, 2011 Rating: 3

I don't think that Francois is a ''windup merchant'' at all Coelocanth. I for one have seen his comments posted around this site for quite a long time now. He's just a young lad, fairly new to surfing and sharing his experiences with us thats all......nothing wrong with being stoked about it.

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soutie Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

i like your blog, rick. lawyers-dont-surf. wtf... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. London based surfer ..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Rick79 Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

yes please

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soutie Jan 21, 2011 Rating: -1

ah, the mighty rick, toying with us for your amusement. i could make a racist remark and turn around and say it was toungue in cheek. read your words man. this is all drivel . i hope everyone else is entertained by this sparring vomit fest. should i delete it all?

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Coelacanth Jan 21, 2011 Rating: -1

I would hate to be called a killjoy by Francois...or be labelled Captain Obvious by some others...but a glance at Francois' page and past comments will show you he is yet another windup artist. Better than most we've had lately. But not the naive, arrogant twit some suppose he is.

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Rick79 Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

Precisely, Soutie! I made a tongue in cheek comment about Saffers and you rose to it, causing me a bit of amusement in an otherwise dull week. Thanks!

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eggsandwhich Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 3

All people who generalise are arses , generally

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eggsandwhich Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

sheeeet! just RE read francois' comment. I dont know what got into me.

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soutie Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 1

yes Rick, but you generalised about ALL saffers.you have to expect a bit of stick for that. its the same bla bla, you yanks, you poms patatati patatata bla bla bla boring

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Rick79 Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

Just a bit of fun - you have to expect a bit of stick whatever you post on here. I'm impressed he didn't rise to the bait as easily as some others on this thread though...

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jugglia Jan 21, 2011 Rating: 0

You people are assholes. Leave the poor bloke alone. What kind of people sit there and take the piss out of a fella who is obviously new to the sport (and admits it)? Grow up.

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Nasty P Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Ya'll are faggots and got my user name deleted. Now I had to make a new one and all that shit. If I type in proper english (like a fucking fag) will you not delete me??? Jus cuz im blak dunt mean ya'll gota act whack!

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soutie Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

i worked in the uk for a few years, engs are ok and always the taking of the piss. every country has it's rick79s though. you may mock the saffers, but nearly all of us are at least bi-lingual. our eccent may be funny but it helps a lot with pronunciation of other foreign languages, whats really funny is listening to a brit try to speak Spanish or German, even French.

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Baboon Barrels Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 3

Being Polish, that offends me! I've been making your wood furniture and work shoes shiny for years! 'Where there's a smear, i'll make clear' is my motto!

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JayCT Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 3

A british guy making a comment about someone's horrible accent....that's rich. Oh well, it could have been worse, we could all have been polish.

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Tequila Sunrise Jan 20, 2011 Rating: 1

Why don't we start the 3rd Boer war and make the politicians happy guys....every nation has a Blair and a Bush. Shame man... Francois was dropped on his head at birth.

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Barry bog squat Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 1

No Soutie that was't aimed at you, it was aimed at gemini and i'm not offended by the ashtray comment, i get that all the time.

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Armchair expert Jan 19, 2011 Rating: -2

At least his posts arent as horrible as his accent.

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hanksplanks Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 2

OK, thanks, now we can vote it below threshold again.

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hanksplanks Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 2

Ah, now I really wanna read Francois'comment and you guys voted it under threshold... too bad, seems like it was quite unique.

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Rick79 Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 0

I have actually just set up an account at Twatter. Soutie, bru, please will you be my first "Twatter" follower? The account name is "bigottedarrogantantimatter79@twatter.com".

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evanisthebest Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 0

someone isnt getting laid

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evanisthebest Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 1

someone isnt getting laid

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Rick79 Jan 19, 2011 Rating: -2

"Twatter" - surely you can do better than that? Please? Try and do better than that.

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soutie Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 1

origional comment ? oh yes, the bigottted and arrogant one. twitter ? dont know it, you must be on twatter though.

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soutie Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 0

twitter ? dont know it, you must be on twatter though.

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Rick79 Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 1

I refer you to my original comment. Please keep replying though, this is good stuff. Are you on Twitter?

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soutie Jan 19, 2011 Rating: 1

dont be ridiculous man. 79 cannot be your birth year, you sound like a child.

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Rick79 Jan 19, 2011 Rating: -1

Come on. Soutie doesn't even paddle out if it's under 9 feet. By the way, I am a gorilla and I am offended by the ashtray comment.

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soutie Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

was that to me ? if so, then your hand would make a nice ashtray.

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Barry bog squat Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 2

Yeah, and I'm pretty confident that you're the type of kook who rides ''7 foot'' waves as well, you've probably even ridden a 9 foot wave once too.

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Rick79 Jan 18, 2011 Rating: -1

No, thank YOU for pointing out the error of my ways.

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soutie Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 2

thanks rick79, i am a saffer. pity your comment is so boring it verges on being antimatter. pot, kettle ?

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Rick79 Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

I love Saffers - very expressive, particularly when they post on this site. Tell us another one Francois, please.

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irish_seaweed Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 7

There was this one time, at surf camp. . . . .

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tjo Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 2

gemini, thats deep man, like the buddist "i'm rubber and you're glue. harvey, lol! beefy, put on a 3rd sock bro! boardwalk's " been around the boardwalk" i heard she likes it rabbit style!

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boardwalk Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

thats quite funny BC, but the thought of your hammered out crispy socks is not waxing my board if you know what i mean!! +1 for the chili pepper link!

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

The socks are on ! I'm coming boardwalk mmmhhrr :-o

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boardwalk Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

beef curtains - the term kook is a person who is eccentric, strange or a little crazy. Consider yourself kooked!!!

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Gemini? What is this word You speak off? Kook! Is this a term or fraze for a man / lady who makes and prepares food and who participates in surfing activities. Can someone explain to beefy the meaning of a kook.

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

Well Coely! Any fabric will do but once I've wiped off I usually have to give them a good bash with the hammer to get them back on. http://www.google.co.uk/m/search?oe=UTF-8&client=safari&q=chili+peppers+socks+picture&hl=en-gb&site=images&ei=AW81TbDhBIiJjwfphN69AQ&ved=0CBIQ7AkwAA#i=8

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harveylegend Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 5

Well thats 30 seconds of my life I'll never get back, cheers Francois.

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soutie Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

the advantage of that, I love beef curtains me, is that you only have to pop on your sandals afterwards and you are ready to go out.

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gemini Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 10

only kooks call people kooks

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Coelacanth Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Jeeze Beefy...I'm sure your wife likes some friction...but that's going to extremes ain't it Cassanova? What about lubrication then? Can't be much fun for you either, all that double-layered terry cloth fabric(you did say socks...plural!)...especially having to use plastic cable/zip ties(I assume)to secure them in place. Maybe you wear those real thin, stretchy nylon fabric socks old men wear with sandals. I hope you use clean ones right out of your sock drawer at least.

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Hanno Jan 18, 2011 Rating: -6

kook to the max - in and out of the water yeah

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sdfjkljklsh Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 2

God Soutie why are you always talking about my wang?

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soutie Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 7

it may be meaningless and irrelevant , but at least its short

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 3

I have also a meaningless and irrelevant story! i like to make love with my socks on.

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Barry bog squat Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 15

Francois, have you ever thought about re-naming yourself Roger irrelevant? That story was so dull I feel like i aged 5 years while reading it, and dude, who has ever ridden a 7 foot wave??? You are a kook, face facts my friend.

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Jack Glick Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 23

cool story brah

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Francois Bouwer Jan 17, 2011 Rating: -18

Actually the northern part seems to get pretty nice, but I am guessing it is much colder. I wonder why "England's first ever big wave contest" wasn't held at this spot. The waves in that so called "big wave" contest where small enough that I can say that I have surfed similar sized waves as some of the bombs of that contest two years ago, and I've only been surfing 3 years, and when I started, I couldn't swim. (Two years ago I caught a 7ft bomb at my local, while the average wave size was 4ft. I was terrified and sat WAY outside, and the wave came and I didn't realize it was so big until someone told me, my local normally closes out on 5ft. At the other spots that can handle bigger waves, the wave is a slab and a 4ft wave is like a 6fter on most other reef breaks.) Now, this, this is a big wave, and it isn't the biggest I've seen from this spot. Why don't they rather hold a contest here?

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Modjo Brother Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 1

SW England still rocking !

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sprayNsurf Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 1

unless that poor guy about to b nailed is superman, its too late to runaway

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mattmariob Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 1

fakkkkkkkkk

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 3

Peaches and cream of british waves

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surfinginthecity111 Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 3

Savagesurfer i love your profile pic! hurraay for hossegor!

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

nah! peach? i could eat a peach for hours!!

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SavageSurfer Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 1

strawberries and cream actually!

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SavageSurfer Jan 18, 2011 Rating: 0

strawberries and cream actually!

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I love beef curtains me !! Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 0

why was this photo never on MSW home page? shame on you MSW!

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