Severn Bore 4* Sept 2010
The last sizeable daytime bore of the year. This was to be a very special event for a number of reasons. Firstly it coincided with The Magnificent 7 3 day Bore festival. In addition, there was a very special guest who flew over to surf the famous Severn Bore. Sergio Laus set the Guinness World Record of 10.1km (6.2 miles) for distance surfing in 2005 in Brazil and then 11.8km (7.3 miles) in 2009. This would be his first time in British waters. The opportunity to shoot Sergio alongside Steve King was unmissable. Steve's 1st April 2006 equivalent long distance ride of 7.6 miles inland in just under 1 hour (speed: 8-12mph) was unofficially the world record, but as this was never 'Guinness' verified Sergio retains the title. In addition, UK,s most successful pro surfer Russell Winter joined the field. Three of the worlds surf giants on the river on this amazing day. My journey and bore shoot took place in a boat. I wanted to ride and capture every moment from the lower part of the river down in Arlingham all the way to dissipation at the weir in Maisemore.
All images captured with Olympus E3 & 12-60mm, 50-200mm SWD lenses.