The surf breaks in and around Newquay put on a dazzling show on Sunday as a solid 8-foot swell, groomed by offshore winds, pounded the coast. The roads around Fistral were choked as not only surfers but crowds of onlookers flocked to Fistral to watch the spectacle of the big-wave spot The Cribbar break at low tide.
Staff photographer Mike Searle was out snapping the action, here are some highlights. Check out the next issue of Carve for the full sort and epic shots from around the country.
Watergate was a little bit wobbly in the morning, but heaps of solid waves were to be had.
A semi-secret spot a few miles from the Newquay hubbub was firing, with only two takers.
Little Fistral was absolutely cranking.
By late afternoon The Cribbar was showing and although it wasn’t quite big enough for it to fire, half-a-dozen or so dug out their rhino chasers for a dig. A couple of them got them mashed on the rocks.
Crowds lined the headland for The Cribbar spectacle.
Every man and his dog came out to watch The Cribbar.