In November 2009 we had an amazing storm here. Like many other people I went down to Penzance Prom to take photos. All went well and I got some good shots until I decided that I should stop because the sun was sinking.
The last wave got me good and proper - I was right inside it. I had to phone my husband and get him to come and collect me as I was wet through and had nothing to dry the camera with. Fortunately the camera survived.
The next day we went to Sennen Cove, the beach nearest to Lands End. Here the waves were coming across the breakwater.
And I can't resist adding this photo which I took without a tripod in high winds also at Sennen. A cropped version appears as the header on my Blog.