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Coordinates: 50°25′30″N 5°05′56″W / 50.425°N 5.099°W / 50.425; -5.099

Cribbar is located in Cornwall
 Cribbar shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SW799629
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The Cribbar (Cornish language - kribow: Reefs), also known as the Widow Maker,[1] is a reef off the Towan Headland in Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom.

The Cribbar is best known for creating annual big waves, popular with experienced big wave surfers from across the world. Wave faces can be in excess of 30 ft (9.1 m).[2] The Zorba is a reef 2 miles (3.2 km) further off the coast and can create even higher waves.[3]

[4]==Surfing== The Cribbar was first surfed in September 1965 by Rod Sumpter,Bob Head and Jack Lydegate , Rod Sumpter was the first to ride on a 25`-30` wave according to eyewitness Alan McBribe and Porky Morcom also confirmed by Jack and Bob from in the water.source in 1966 Ric Friar and Australians Pete Russell and Johnny McElroy rode it.[5][6]

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