The waves, with some estimated to be up to 20 ft, were much larger than the average surf forecast for the North Devon beach. Trev Toes Lumley, who runs Eyeball Surf Check in Woolacombe, said it was rare to have spring tides, big swell and good weather all together at this time of year. Big waves arent unusual in February, but to have them with sunshine is, he told the Gazette. Normally well have big surf like this for a day or two, but this has been almost every day for two weeks. Everyone has been trying to make the most of it, but all the surfers arms are beginning to ache. According to Trev, the huge swells have been caused by a combination of big swells and a series of low pressure on the other side of the Atlantic. The extra-low spring tides have also changed the shape of the beaches, creating sandbars which have pushed the surf up. Which is why a 6-8ft swell can look like a 10-12ft swell, said Trev. With light off-shore winds making the waves stand up longer before they break, and the sunshine cleaning the waves up, its just the perfect combination. The weather has certainly made them look even more magnificent. Trev said with half term the beaches have been busy, though even the more experienced surfers havent always dared to enter the water. Spots like Lynmouth and Putsborough, which are usually smaller, are looking quite attractive, said Trev. We dont tell people not to go in but there have certainly been days when weve urged people to be cautious. Surf website Magicseaweed describes the beach as having world-class, A-Frame barrels and probably the best beachbreak in the UK on its day. From the safety of dry land, many photogaphers also managed to capture the glossy waves coming in. Scroll down for more photos captured this weekend. If youve got any to add to our gallery, email firstname.lastname@example.org.