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VIDEO: Huge storm surge blasts Perranporth

By WBJLock  |  Posted: January 06, 2014

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This is the moment a powerful storm surge washed into the beachside car park in Perranporth with the connecting bridge barely visible through the whitewash.

The video was shot yesterday morning at around 7.40am, around an hour before high tide was due to hit.

An Atlantic depression coupled with strong winds, is generating huge tidal swells across Cornwall.

The sand surrounding The Watering Hole, on Perranporth’s beach, has been compacted forming a six foot edge surrounding the restaurant.

Skip to 4 minutes 42 seconds in the video to see the full force of the huge surge.

Monster waves are expected to batter the Cornish coast later today.

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  • janner_fred  |  January 11 2014, 12:03PM

    I always wanted to live at the back of the beach ..Not so sure now! What happened to the Alcartaz surf shop ? That was getting hammered. Any one know?

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