Locals Talk

Steve Thorp – THE Storm Chaser

Ooh the storm chase.. Well it’s definitely going to be windy. And wavy. And have some of the worlds best sailors killing it. So for sure it’s going to be a great spectacle.

I’m not a great expert on tide levels and stuff, the real local locals will be a bit more dialled on the details.. but I’d be heading for the Bluff. Shouldn’t be too out of control as there’s a bit of south in the swell. Should be very powerful though. Looks like a lot of west in the wind, so maybe a little onshore at the Bluff itself. Over the river could be cleaner with some bombs, not quite so big but top to bottom sand dredgers, could be good.. less wind than the Bluff itself.

Thorpy knows where to go when it's firing
Thorpy knows where to go when it’s firing

Maza (Marazion) I think will be massive and breaking very far out, a lot of lines of white water, at least at the lower tides. Higher tides could be more punchy. By Newquay I guess they’re thinking Crantock, never sailed it, but would be cross on. Much bigger over the far East side, more sheltered under the Bowgie side. Handy pub for a pint, say hello to bar manager/windsurfer Rich White if you head that way to watch! They’re in safe hands with Duncan (Coombs, the head judge) anyway, he’s a local and will no doubt have eyes everywhere, I’m looking forward to it!

Scoring large clean waves almost every time
Scoring large clean waves almost every time
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