Friday, 22 August 2008
Never one to complain about too many waves, I have recently found myself wishing it was flat. This August has seen more red flags than any other I can remember. The red flags mean that the area is too dangerous for bathers or indeed surfers. When the beach is entirely red flagged, the beach is in effect closed.
This summers poor weather is without doubt to blame for the huge swell we have experienced. A slightly smaller swell would have been welcomed by locals and visitors to Cornwall, but when the red flags line the beach and cameras are pointed out to see to capture waves the size of small buildings, you would need to be truly crazy to even attempt the paddle out.
Lets keep praying for waves but not too hard.