Those rugged shores of Cornwall were graced with some meaty kegs when the tail end of Hurricane Epsilon licked England's south west a few weeks back. For the bodyboard contingent, there's always some shallow nonsense to get into and here's no exception with a run down from a few days or pure carnage.
“It's a week before and I'm watching the charts seeing storm Epsilon winding up as it's about to come across the Atlantic,” says filmer Chris Levi. “Phone pings - my team riders Jake Cooksley and James Trevena add me to a group chat... "Levi, you seen what might come?"
"Yes guys you off work?"
"Sweet me too!"
"Levi, do you think it'll be to big for ******?"
"Na it'll be fine guys" (sniggers to myself - I'm glad I'm filming!)
“On arrival everyone jumped out the van and legs it down the slippery fields to the vantage point.
“As we get to there, I see some friendly faces, Ben Keast and Tony - they are young groms and their eyes were wide open. To their right are some SA guys Alan horsfield and Chris Nyce, looking pretty damn excited as we witness the first real set to come in.
“James has seen enough and legs it back to the van to get changed while we have a little chit chat rubbing our blurry eyes. As I set up the cam, James runs passed me slipping and sliding around as he can't get down there quick enough. He chucks his flippers on and in he went...not even considering how big the actual sets may be.
“It turned from a pretty big surf to a little out of control with some good ones in the mix. So all in all, the reality lived up to the expectations. Everyone got waves, everyone got some beatings and I got to document the carnage.”