A solid pulse of swell rifled into the UK's coastline over the weekend, making for one of the standout sessions of the season so far.
The Cribbar, Newquay's very own XL wave, awoke on Friday (and, bonus, is going off right now, too), thanks to that south westerly pulse capping out around 13ft @17 seconds with fair to moderate north westerly gusts. A couple of paddlers stroked into a few bombs off the Towan headland, and continued to do so right up until last light.
But it's not just that behemoth that enthrals when a pulse like this jams in to those rugged, UK shores. Scour a bit further west and you'll find a touch of shelter, making for some playful – yet punchy, conditions.
Consensus on the ground in Cornwall is, it's been the best run of swell in recent memory, coupled with sunshine and the warmest day in February, ever, today - a balmy 20 degrees C in some areas. Who says global warming is a myth, eh? Winter is winding down in Europe but as the months give way to spring, you can expect a few more sessions such as this before the true warm weather kicks in.
Anyway, when those numbers on our charts turn green, those MSW stars begin lighting up, so too does our photo upload section. All you see throughout has been uploaded to MSW from you, the readers, and boy, are there some diamonds in here. Seems that entire stretch of coastline from Wales to Sussex scored – and probably a new spots in the north east earlier on. You can upload your photos right HERE and we'll feature them if they make the cut.
What's more – there's a few days left of this run of swell, for anyone in the UK whose arms aren't already failing, fill your boots.