Ben's Broken Board
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Monday 9 November 1998.
Harlyn Bay, Cornwall, just after Hurricane Mitch reached the UK...
...squashed, not stoked...
...it's a long way back to the car...
...it was a big wave that no-one quite believed..
...it really is heavy around here...
...Neil and Ben assess the repair prospects...
1998 saw two former-hurricanes hit the UK South-West Coast hard. The first on Sunday September 6th was the remainder of Hurricane Christine. Then there were 20' waves at Polzeath. On Monday 9th November the remains of Hurricane Mitch hit the British Isles.
At Harlyn Bay, conditions were big and semi-offshore. It also proved an expensive day for Ben Daniel who attempted took out his longboard in the pounding sea.