Cribbar shown within Cornwall
|OS grid reference||SW799629|
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). The Zorba is a reef 2 miles (3.2 km) further off the coast and can create even higher waves.
==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 http://www.carvemag.com/2014/04/cribbar-monument-plan-gains-momentum/#.VEChVDN0zIUlater in 1966 Ric Friar and Australians Pete Russell and Johnny McElroy rode it.
Location and webcam for the Cribbar: www.cribbarcam.com source : http://www.carvemag.com/2014/04/cribbar-monument-plan-gains-momentum/#.VEChVDN0zIU
- Daily Telegraph, 2 July 2008: "Surfers ride Newquay's giant Cribbar wave: Adventurous surfers have been tackling one of the country's largest and rarest waves after it broke off the coast of Cornwall."
- Ford, Nick; Brown, David (2006). Surfing and social theory: experience, embodiment and narrative of the dream glide. Taylor & Francis. p. 163. ISBN 978-0-415-33432-7.
- [http://books.google.com, 2009)
- The Cribbar by Steve Kessell (Visit Newquay)
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