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The North Devon Coast Lights Up: Looking back at a week of waves.

March. What a joyous month. Days getting longer, birdsong in your ears, optimism in the air! And this year, a seemingly never ending run of waves and good weather.

With Wavelength heading to North Devon in May for the Spring Classic Festival, we got in touch with a couple of local lensmen to look back at the past week of waves and whet the appetite for what’s to come.

First up we take a look through the lens of Alan Danby, who captured the feature image above, with Croyde doing its best Lower Trestles impression.

Put yourself in the mind-surf spot for this Croyde reeler.
Sam Cummings sneaking into a low tide keg.

“It has been a real dream run of swell along the North Devon coast, the hoods and gloves are off and everyone has been catching waves and some rays.” said Alan.

“This winter has been pretty inconsistent to say the least, so it’s been a while since we’ve had such a great run of waves accompanied with crisp off-shore winds and sunshine. It’s been all time!”

The shoreline dilemma of whether to paddle back out for ‘one more’ having just caught a wave in. If you do, a set on the head is sure to follow…
…Yep.
From dawn ’til dusk, the waves were on. Cory Lawson squeezing the last light out of it.

Braunton based Adam Norris also got in on the action, staying in tune with the dawn chorus. “First light is my favourite moment of the day. It’s hard to beat 5 – 7am when a spring swell arrives.”

Lines to Lundy.
Local ripper Will Bailey about to go to work on a low tide Croyde wall. The gloves may be off, but the mornings are still feeling icy!
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We don’t know the full story behind the shot above but the surfer on the shoulder can’t even use the hood excuse (see #14 of The Winter Wetsuit Rules). Still, it warms the heart to see the neoprene being shedded… roll on spring!

So, want to join us in North Devon in May? The Spring Classic Festival will be three days of surf, headline music acts, ride culture and good times, set to a back drop of the Woolacombe coastline. Find out more and grab your tickets here.