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JOIN US AS WE GO IN SEARCH OF SOME OF THE WORLD'S WEIRD AND WON­DER­FUL WAVES

Carve - - WINTER ACCESSORIES - WORDS AND PHOTO STEVE ENG­LAND

St Michaels Mount is a myth­i­cal wave so rare the last time it broke like this was prob­a­bly when the Vik­ings rocked into town made camp on the is­land and then sailed off into Pen­zance for a bit of Satur­day night car­nage. It is said mer­maids lured fish­er­men onto the rocks here, prob­a­bly with pasties, be­fore they got into in­sta­gram­ming their tails for likes. Also four mir­a­cles ap­par­ently hap­pened here be­tween 1262 and 1263 - gi­ant south swells and north east­ers per­haps. And Gi­ant Co­moron lived here be­fore Jack the gi­ant slayer called him out. A friend pad­dled out to surf it a decade or so ago and the grounds­man threat­ened to shoot him if he came with in range or any­where near the high tide mark. Not sure think that's al­lowed nowa­days. Any­way the wave works on sev­eral tides, this is high, huge swells with no wind or light north west­er­lies i.e. hardly ever. This is the best I have ever seen in 37 years. The chap in the shot pad­dled out, this set came through, then it stopped break­ing…

Good luck!

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