Click on a picture for a larger display or Slideshow button (right) for automatic display. November 2016. The Severn Bore is a natural phenomenon caused by a huge tidal range in the River Severn resulting in a tidal wave, or bore, which travels many miles up the river. The severn has the second largest tidal range in the world, as high as 15m, and the rising tide is funneled into the estuary mouth which causes a tidal wave which then travels up the river as far as Gloucester and beyond. The size of the wave depends on the state of the moon and the height of the river, but can occur more than 100 times per year. On big waves, surfers congregate and can travel large distances.
Waiting for the wave early in the morning
Catching the wave
Surfing the bore!
After the wave has passed
Many surfers waiting at Epney
Catching the wave at Epney
Still surfing together at Epney
Paddling downstream to catch the wave, Maisemore
Here it comes
Autumn bore surf, Maisemore
Riding the wave at Maisemore
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Subcategory Detail:United Kingdom
Keywords:Bore, Gloucestershire, Severn, Wave
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