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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

RIP Jacob Cockle - Newlyn extreme surfer and photographer

Jacob Cockle, an amazing Cornish photographer and bodyboarder, drowned whilst swimming in Hayle Estuary yesterday.  Ex-Truro and Penwith college student, Jacob initially made a name for himself by photographing a series of extreme waves reported to be 80ft in some national papers being surfed by bodyboarders - much to harbourmaster Andrew Munson's displeasure!

The Daily Mail went to town on the story.



Behind the wave lies the South (Stone) Quay of Newlyn Harbour!

Jacob was a bodyboarder rather than surfer like this guy jumoping in ready to ride the wave at the back of the opposing North Quay, better known as the Boneyard!...



with once in a decade opportunities like this!

Videographer Phil Lockley.