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From Fistral look out to the right past the hotel on the cliff. The wave breaks off the end of headleand. You can almost drive right to it.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
The Cribber is Cornwall's mythical big wave spot. It needs to be very big and clean to break properly. It only just starts to break safely at 6-8ft, but the bigger the better.
Paddle out in the rip at Little Fistral and hope for the best. The rip can be incredibly strong. If you are not prepared/able to paddle around to the Town beaches don't even think about going in as this may be the only place to get out.
Only consider going out if you are very comfortable in large surf.
This spot is rarely ridden and has only been surfed by a few nutters. The wave breaks close to the cliff and in very shallow water. A lost or broken board would be an absolute nightmare. If it is breaking then there will certainly be other spots going off in Cornwall.
By Anonymous , 14-06-2008
cribsy - i surfed here on my 4'2 fish with a fin busted out when it was 30 feet maching..i had to walk all the way from sailors in my wetsuit with my trainers on and me oakleys on my head dragging my leash...but it was all time ...dont know what the fuss is all about ...
By Anonymous , 15-10-2007
zorbas - zorbas only breaks when the cribber would be gettin close to 20ft. unless you got a boat you wont get there as its 2 miles out from fistral. ask some local fishermen for the location they'll probably know roughly where it is
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