COAST – BIGBURY ON SEA
Home to the largest sandy beach in South Devon, Bigbury has an even bigger reputation in UK windsurfing. Bigbury Massacre, South Coast’s Jaws, Bigbury Takes no Prisoners, whatever the sensational headline this South Coast hot spot has always had a fearful and deserved reputation as being a scary place to sail and many International sailors have scurried down the deep Devon lanes to be surprised how brutal Bigbury can be, usually dragged along by ex-local sailor Timo Mullen or popping down to visit local lens-man Alex Williams. Its bite lies in a rivermouth in the centre of the bay. Here any sniff of swell is maxed into a mast macerating break that challenges the hardiest of windsurfing heros.
Words DAVE EWER // Photos JOHN CARTER