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Cornwall Eat Your Heart Out: 18 Things That Are Better About Surfing Up North

Every northern surfer knows it's true...

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It has long been decided that the South West is the best spot in the UK for surfing. But as a northerner I’m just not buying it.

Think about it, everyone knows about Cornwall and Devon, whereas up north, you’ll probably be the only one stupid enough to put a toe in the North Sea. Which is obviously a good thing.

But that’s just the start of it…

In the north, you get this

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Instead of this

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Chips n’ gravy is socially acceptable int’ north

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And much better than a boring cornish pasty

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A post-surf pint is £1.50

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Not a fiver

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You get proper seaside towns

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Not just pretend ones

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The northern coastline is actually prettier than the south

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Sorry Cornwall, you’re just not doing it for me

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Scarborough can have waves like this…

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…while Fistral’s getting this

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You’ll find places you never knew existed

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Whereas every man and his dog knows about Newquay

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Plus you’re officially not a pussy

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Meanwhile in the south…

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Surfing in the north makes you a sex god

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Not just another one of ‘them’

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