Euro Meltdown: One Week in Scotland

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The UK's slab city of Scotland is no joke. There are a whole load of heavy waves punctuating the coastline and perhaps one of the most fun barrels in Europe right at the tippy-top. And when this recent Euro swell ripped across the Atlantic, Scotland got it good first – before this swell went on to the rest of the UK, the Canaries, Portugal and Morocco.

Brit rippah Harry Timson made the mission up with filmer Rob Blackett, photographer Luke Lane-Prokopiou, fellow foam slider Connor Barker-Warne and Harry's brother Sonny. “The trip was sick it’s always good to get up the road during winter,” said Harry.

Hazza, about to take a dip under the fold.

Hazza, about to take a dip under the fold.

© 2022 - Luke Lane-Pokopiou

“We had a couple good sessions earlier on in the week, but I still go just as hard on every session as you always want a better wave than anybody else (still competitive even in free surfing) you want the biggest one, the heaviest one, the gnarliest one...

“It’s definitely dangerous up there, but when you get one clip, you know there’s more out there. Don’t think about the negatives or what can happen. I am so glad we had a crew there of lifeguards watching each other's backs. It helps massively.”

Connor Barker-Warne, lifeguard, enthusiast.

Connor Barker-Warne, lifeguard, enthusiast.

© 2022 - Luke Lane-Pokopiou

And travelling up there with the crew? “Love shooting with Rob and surfing with Connor. He’s that top lifeguard I was also with my brother Sonny who is a senior lifeguard in Newquay, so there was a lot of stories going down over nachos and laughs.”

On shooting film with Rob? “You know we are both there to do a job (best one in the world)  we know what we wanted to get and we tried even when no one else was surfing, when the wind was onshore, just to try and get heavy footage.”

The result? A two-minute express cut pinned to the story above. The full spirit of a week-long strike mission. Enjoy.