February signifies the depths of winter to UK surfers.
On this day the water temperatures had completely bottomed out (MSW was showing a glorious 5 degrees!!), the sun (no matter how bright it appears) had no warmth to it, the wind had a bitter edge (and that was a westerly!!) and any ice hidden in the shadows had absolutely no intention of thawing out. Still the conditions were peachy with clean chest high peaks right up and down the beach.
Mr Nathan Lobb lining up a ‘noice’ one