Lonely Planet Writer

Teenager surfs ‘house-sized’ wave in Cornwall

A giant wave known as ‘Cribbar’ hit Cornwall this weekend and was ridden by 15-year-old Kamron Matthew, who is believed to be the youngest-ever surfer to have tackled it.

Off the coast of Newquay.
Off the coast of Newquay. Image by Matt Buck / CC BY-SA 2.0

The 20ft wave is named after the rocks on the western edge of Town Head, off Newquay. It only occurs a few times a year, when weather and tides come together, and can be dangerous, thanks to the shallow reef. Two windsurfers were rescued from the waters after coming into difficulty.

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