Riding The Severn Bore: Photos
THE Severn Bore * is a large tidal wave that moves up the estuary of the River Severn. The Atlantic waters enters the Bristol Channel and continue into the Severn Estuary. The Severn tidal range is the 2nd highest in the world – as high as 14.5metres. (The Severn bore is bettered only by the Bay of Fundy in Canada.) As the sea moves up against the flow of water, surfers try to ride the 2m-high wave.
* Not to be confused with Bill Oddie on an episode of nature watch does Gloucestershire.