Porthleven evening

I've never surfed Porthleven.

Despite having surfed in most parts of the south west over the years Porthleven has eluded me; mainly because getting there from my house is a right chore... However, at the end of last week I was in the area, was this my chance?

It was a stunning evening and the whole place looked amazing. The waves were a bit wonky though, the swell was there but was maybe slightly the wrong direction with a little bit of wind on it. The main reef was kind of working, but the tide looked a bit low - there was only one guy out. Generally it looked small but then every once in a while a larger set would wash through. It also dawned on me that I had no idea what the get in/out spots were for the main reef or the pier....

Long story short I opted to take some pictures of the waves in front of the pier. They were pretty bumpy but I got some shots I'm happy with. I bumped the reef a few times but no harm done to camera or flesh. I'll be back...

Camera geek stuff: Canon 7Dmk2, Sigma 10-20mm, Aquatech water housing