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Portreath - Beach

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Portreath - Beach

Date Taken: 27th October 2009. 16981 page views since 3rd March 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
7.5ft 16s 258.72° 3ft 4s   19
Mostly Cloudy 60°f
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surfjat15 Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

...what is this black magic who down rated my boogie boarder comment i cam up with it myself

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surfjat15 Mar 16, 2011 Rating: -2

get outta here u sponger we surf here

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Dicer Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 0

funny guy huh?! Bebo is the site you're after not MSW

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potato-head assasination Mar 8, 2011 Rating: 0

kawabunga dude!(love them turtles)

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Suckyripfuked Mar 6, 2011 Rating: 17

I surf both Bodyboard and stand up and I can say that bodyboarding is well cool. For a start you can duck big waves better. Standing up is often short lived in Britain as good clean days are often rare. Bodyboards are well portable and with a good pair of fins is more like swimming sport. Dedicated bodyboarders tend to have a good set of thighs, what with using their legs to paddle too. The only thing that is better about stand up is the boards are a pleasure in themselves. Some boards are so amazing. Also the balancing and carving with stand up is probably cleverer but I love bodyboarding and as a result have tamed any ideas of arrogence towards anyones chosen sport. Its not about what you surf (within reason), its about the waves, the location, the nature, music, culture and the chicks (of course). Sorry about the essay.

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passmore90 May 28, 2011 Rating: 0

true! true! good views!!

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britishsurfing Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 2

such a refreshing point of view from the usual unneccessary abuse thrown at bodyboarders.

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CatEmpire Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 3

anyone worth their salt knows it's all about finding the right craft for the right conditions. you'd be surprised how many adrenaline you can get on a bodyboard with a headhigh wave. as long as you've got your sponge, an average pair of balls, and the waves are unloading onto the shoreline. if it's all about the fun, what more can you want??! (p.s. i'm a stand-up, but getting nailed in the shorebreak is a hobby im very fond of)

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B0B Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

Eben for Kayakers???

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'iano' Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 1

yeah, my mum only lets me do watersports cause the landings are softer.

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Stealer Mar 8, 2011 Rating: 0

Aye, watersports! Segregation should be removed :D

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coledizz Mar 6, 2011 Rating: 0

I agree nicely said. I do not body however, the core principles are the same.

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Suckyripfuked Mar 6, 2011 Rating: 2


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bigdaddy29412 Mar 6, 2011 Rating: -20

Spongers are inferior to surfing.

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surfjat15 Mar 10, 2011 Rating: -3

you only boogie board cuz your a prick and is too pussy to hit the big waves with a board cuz u know you would blow

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Gogmagog Mar 9, 2011 Rating: -2

You only surf because you think its "cool" and wanna be seen holding a board, "hey chicks look at me" dick

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-JP- Mar 6, 2011 Rating: 6

When I see a pic of you surfing better and bigger waves than that I might believe you. Until then I reckon this guy has bigger balls.

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doobie mcshitlips Mar 6, 2011 Rating: 0

pretty far on the shoulder though eh

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treath boy Mar 7, 2011 Rating: 2

any closer to the peak and he'd be eating granite on the bottom turn ....

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Young gun Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 3

a wave best left to our beflippered bretheren

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bali_trader Mar 5, 2011 Rating: 4

i agree...... cant say ive ever seen it this big either. Massive kudos for even paddling out dude! My shrivelled gonads would be pinned to the harbour wall if id given it a go i think.

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Isaac Hunt Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Look at size of that boil to his left!

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Dicer Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 1

R to the EED Yewwwwwwww!!

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live the examined life Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

I know there is always controversy here, but...5.5 ft? Tell me I am not that far off.

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Stealer Mar 8, 2011 Rating: 0

Given the guy must be 5 foot+. Apparently wave height is worked out from behind the wave, I just go by the face, I may be wrong but it is easier to work out when you're out in it. That was an awesome swell in 09! I was round the corner in Aggy that day!

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Ben Freeston Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Fixed an issue that was giving the forecast from a few hours earlier - this swell really did heap in quick: http://magicseaweed.com/historic-forecast.php?spotId=1334&hour=0&day=20&month=10&year=2009&hours=160 - good spot should be sorted now...

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Gogmagog Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Holy shit, he's going to get mullered, ouch

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BoroGTI Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 1

You stand-ups just cant help yourselves, so predictable!

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surfjat15 Mar 3, 2011 Rating: -20

...i was enticed untill i saw that it was a boogie boarder

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greg77 Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

that's not what your mom said, she loves it when I sponge her....

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sprayNsurf Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 8

props for chargin that with boogie board

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sprayNsurf Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 3

wow. thumbs up for the guy who down-rates a compliment.

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JZx56 Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 1

thats a hell of a drop in on a bodyboard,might need to get his ribs checked out after

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mickdora Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Go Lemsip..killing it as usual!!

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tjo Mar 5, 2011 Rating: 0

i cant believe you're using the lord dora's name in vain!!! talk about irony

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spongerDK Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Ah, that instant between "Mummy" and either "WEEAAAAAAHAAHHHH" or the spin cycle

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Portpipe Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 1

i tried the shortie thing once in jan. worst thing i ever did, lasted 15mins then my arms and legs stopped working. BRRRR

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spongerDK Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

fair dues for sticking with the shortie all the way to november too.

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Sneakybadger Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 3