Instructor takes Britain’s coolest ride as he walks home through the tidal bore after finishing his job

Instructor takes Britain’s coolest ride as he returns home through the tidal bore after completing his shift at surf school

  • Reuben Mellor-Clark, 21, rode the wave on Thursday in Perranporth, Cornwall
  • He said he couldn’t pass up an opportunity as it only happens less than once a year
  • The phenomenon is created when the waves are pressed into the river from the ocean










A surf instructor has claimed Britain’s ‘coolest ride’ after he was pictured walking home from work on a river tidal bore.

Reuben Mellor-Clark, 21, had finished giving surf lessons in Perranporth in Cornwall when he spotted a wave in the channel of a river leading to the beach.

The surfable Perranporth Bore is created when the waves are pressed into the river from the ocean, creating the opportunity for a very unique mode of transportation.

On Thursday, Reuben said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to catch it during part of his journey home.

Reuben Mellor-Clark, 21, rode the wave on his way home after completing work on Thursday and the moment was captured by his aunt Kate Walsh

He said: “It was my first time doing it.

“I prefer to surf at sea but I liked the boron because it’s a bit of a novelty.

“It only happens once in a while, we normally only see it once a year at most.

“It’s probably about ten meters, but it depends on the conditions.

“You can surf all the way down the river, which would take about a minute, but that night it wasn’t big enough.”

The surfer estimates that he managed to stay on the wave for about ten seconds.

“It’s a little weird, it doesn’t look the same, it just grows in a big wave so it looks more like a fabricated wave,” he added.

Reuben (pictured) said the opportunity to ride the wave is too good to be missed as it only happens once a year at most

Reuben (pictured) said the opportunity to ride the wave is too good to be missed as it only happens once a year at most

Ruben rowed the wave as he returned home from a coaching session, and the moment was captured by his aunt Kate Walsh.

Kate, who runs the Perranporth Surf School, said: “I love it when it happens, it was hilarious, people were looking like ‘what is he doing?’

“We were just messing around. “

This particular wave was created by a combination of a high spring tide and a large swell from Atlantic storms.

The big waves around the Cornish coast were created from the remnants of old Hurricane Sam, according to the surfing website Magic Seaweed.

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