"Get down here now. Morning all, the surf looks very similar to yesterday! Perfect. It's been a week of relentless 3-4 ft off shore surf and sun! Today is exactly the same with 4ft waves on the sets and a light offshore wind."
Above is a sample of the eyeball reports dropping in. Not big, pretty much devoid of gnar and certainly not troubling the XXL board, the UK and Ireland basked under a blazing sun and perfectly surfable waves for days as arms developed aches upon aches. The only other time you see so many complete strangers cackling to each other whilst smelling slightly of wee is in God's waiting room.
We're always on the search for huge storm systems, record-breaking swells and the crazies who dedicate their lives to throwing themselves over the edge of reason. But this is an experience far removed the average surfer who lives for head high plus and clean. The Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere sprung an XXL week of fun, turning beardy folk into giddy children and leaving many a spouse widowed to the lengthening light.
With more than a few hundred shots dropping in over the weekend of the stoke rippling around so we put together this smorgasbord of surfing reality . If you didn't get in, you've still got a few days left.
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