Instagram loves to put a rose-coloured tint on the world, doesn't it? Particularly when it comes to surfing.

Cold, grey, damp beaches looks a lot better when you conveniently ignore the ugly road signs, rubbish and drunks, and place a nice filter over the top of a pretty sunset.

Here are a few of the better examples we discovered of surf life with #nofilter... and it's not pretty.

Surfing in Britain on Instagram

Surfing in Britain in real life

Photo: The Guardian

Surf cafe on Instagram

Surf cafe in real life

Photo: virtualtourist.com

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Sunset surf session on Instagram

Sunset surf session in real life

Photo: John Connor Press Associates

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Surf wagons on Instagram

 Surf wagons in real life

Photo: coastalbc.com

Newquay on Instagram

Newquay in real life

Photo: The Sun

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Wetsuits on Instagram

Wetsuits in real life

Photo: seanlinnane.blogspot.co.uk

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Your surf buddies on Instagram

Your surf buddies in real life

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North Devon on Instagram

 North Devon in real life

Photo: ridiculousheadlineoftheday.tumblr.com

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Summer surfing on Instagram

Summer surfing in real life

Photo: China Daily

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