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We look at exactly where the limits of surfing are, from a perspective of the physical limits of the human body, the size that swells can actually get, what constitutes a big wave, and where that ultimate wave will be ridden.
Hawaii - One reader recounts his first time on the north shore
Scotland - A reef in Scotland, barely rideable and surfed for years.
El Salvador - Mark Boyd on a pre-covid mission to central America
Ireland - Surfing every coastal county in Ireland.
France - Three classic tales from the world's favourite stretch of beach breaks.
Plus the usual - Land Sea Sky, epic gallery, agree to disagree