Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

Logan Nicol sheltering in the eye of the storm

Pat Dark laying back into the howling offshore Pics by Guts

We’ve had a run of back to back storms lately which should be a joy for surfers as this is what creates the waves we love so much. However, sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for as several of the storms that hit the British isles recently were so strong that they overwhelmed the regular surf spots with huge waves and strong winds that made them unrideable

So, the sheltered spots that almost never get waves were the only option. Locally that means Oxwich bay but that would be so busy as it’s the obvious option. To beat the crowds meant making a bit more effort, leaving Gower and heading a little farther afield.

There wasn’t much shelter to be found at Langland on the big days. Elliot Barton battling the elements. Pic by Paul Gill

Top Cornish surfer Luke Dillon enjoying a spot of sunshine and surf away from the worst of the weather. Pic by Guts

Here’s a selection of photos from our little road trip. Hope you enjoy.

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