STORM FORCE – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Tucked away down a narrow country lane between Rock and Padstow, Daymer Bay is without doubt one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in Cornwall. It is a fantastic all round location, offering anything from flat water blasting, to jump and jump, right through to hard core waves. With Stepper Point to one side and Trebetherick point on the other guarding the Camel Estuary , you would assume that this sheltered area of outstanding natural beauty is a safe haven from the big winter storms, but catch it on the right day and Daymer can be a devil in disguise and serve up some extremely brutal conditions.
Catching Daymer firing, is all about knowing how this place works, with tides, wind and swell directions absolutely critical. The Motley Crew are not normally ones to shy away from the brunt of any big storm but once in a while, when every other beach is off the hook, the natural amphitheatre of wind and waves at Daymer becomes an serious option.
Words & Photos JOHN CARTER
(This feature originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of Windsurf Magazine. To read more features like this first, Print and Digital subscriptions are available. Prices include delivery globally for 10 x issues a year!)