UK storms: Devon and the south-west hit by huge waves - in pictures

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The sea rages as it thrashes the coast at Porthleven, Cornwall. Some of the largest waves in the world have smashed into the Westcountry coast today. The sea rages as it thrashes the coast at Porthleven, Cornwall. Some of the largest waves in the world have smashed into the West Country coast today. Photograph: Bernie Pettersen/SWNS.com Waves batter against Portmellon in Cornwall. Waves batter against Portmellon in Cornwall. Photograph: Nick Ousby/SWNS A man watches as waves crash against the seafront and the railway line that has been closed due to storm damage at Dawlish. A man watches as waves crash against the seafront and the railway line that has been closed due to storm damage at Dawlish. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images People look on as waves break over the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales. People look on as waves break over the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Waves crash against the seafront and the railway line that has been closed due to storm damage at Dawlish. Waves crash against the seafront and the railway line that has been closed due to storm damage at Dawlish. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Beach huts are damaged by the storm waves at Dawlish. Beach huts are damaged by the storm waves at Dawlish. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Engineers and members of the emergency services  survey the sunken section of the mainline railway track near Dawlish, Devon. Engineers and members of the emergency services survey the sunken section of the mainline railway track near Dawlish, Devon. Photograph: Neil Munns/EPA Waves thrash the coast by a section of the Dawlish sea wall in Devon which has been destroyed by gale force winds high seas. Waves thrash the coast by a section of the Dawlish sea wall in Devon which has been destroyed by gale force winds high seas. Photograph: James Millar/SWNS Brighton's old West Pier is in danger of total collapse as storms batter the South coast. Brighton's old West Pier is in danger of total collapse as storms batter the south coast. Photograph: Julia Claxton/Barcroft Media People take photographs as waves crash against the seafront at Dawlish. People take photographs as waves crash against the seafront at Dawlish. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Source: theguardian.com

Largest waves in the world are to hit Cornwall on Wednesday
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Yet again the largest waves in the world will hit the Cornish coast on Wednesday.

Forecast website Magicseaweed has predicted the waves to be up to 40 feet and are once again going to cause coastal storm surges and damage.

According to predictions the waves will out do the usual BIG wave spots such as Fiji, Hawaii and Australia and be the largest waves in the entire world!

Newlyn green

Newlyn green

 

The storms over the weekend have eaten under Newlyn Green causing a dangerous overhang.

Mawgan Porth beach on the road.

Mawgan Porth beach on the road.

The storm surge at Mawgan Porth was so strong it moved half tonne boulders onto the road..

Watering hole on the edge of doom

Watering hole on the edge of doom

The Watering hole pub on the beach at Perranporth is perched up on a cliff of sand having narrowly missed this round of winter storms.

Wreck of a French trawler

Wreck of a French trawler

Six French fishermen off the coast of Cornwall also managed a lucky escape after their boat was hit by a giant wave.
Helicopter crews had to winch five of the men from crew from the sea, while the sixth was rescued by lifeboat.

Massive waves at Sennen cove on Cornwall's far West tip.

Massive waves at Sennen cove on Cornwall’s far West tip, some of the world’s biggest!

Source: holidaysincornwall.com



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