Sennen on the southwest tip of Cornwall is where Land and Ocean meet. This part of the U.K is like an open window to the Atlantic swells- from Iceland to The Azores. Here you can have the best of both worlds; South to Penzance there are several sheltered coves, accessible at low tide while on the North coast the surf is all year round with some great shorebreaks.

Tim Atkinson

Jordan Snook

As the end of the A30 draws near the ocean begins to surround you on all sides. Little has changed over the years. It was here that indelible images of pure white sand and blue tubes first took me down the surf photographer's pathway back in the mid 70's. A return visit was well overdue.

Sennen Cove

Gwenver at the other end of the beach-summer situation

Autumn surf at Porthmeor-John Baird

The weekend of the 12th November and a good south westerly swell and light following wind sent us up the road to Porthmeor. Some hollow waves were to be had as the tide pushed in. Late take-offs were aided by the powerful nature of the waves to give plenty of speed for both undercover and lip action.

Perhaps it was the warmer water or the constant waves but these surfers were undaunted by the approaching winter.


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