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Thousands turn out for five-star River Severn Bore in Gloucestershire

By Stroud Life  |  Posted: February 02, 2014

  • Severn Bore at Minsterworth

  • Hundreds turned out for the Severn Bore in Gloucestershire

  • Arlingham Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 1

  • Arlingham Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 2

  • Arlingham Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 3

  • Arlingham Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 4

  • Arlingham Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 5

  • Arlingham Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 6

  • Arlingham Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 8

  • Epney Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 1

  • Epney Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 2

  • Epney Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 3

  • Epney Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 4

  • Epney Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 5

  • Epney Severn Bore Feburary 1 picture by Jason Potter 6

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 1

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 2

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 3

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 4

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 5

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 6

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 7

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 8

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 9

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 10

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 11

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 12

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 13

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 14

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  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 17

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 18

  • Five star Severn Bore on Sunday February 2 Picture by Jason Potter 19

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THOUSANDS turned out, police helicopters hovered overhead, the main road looked like a car park - and the five star Severn Bore passed by Gloucester with a whimper.

Nowhere much higher upstream than the White Hart at Broadoak really offered the classic view of surfers riding a giant bore wave up the River Severn yesterday.

But the hype beforehand was huge.

There was talk of a 10 metre river depth and warnings from the emergency services to beware of a tidal wave in the bore wake that could top flood defences.

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But in the end the flood swollen waters swallowed the bore.

“It was mostly under the water. There were a lot of disappointed people by Over Bridge,” Severn Bore expert Jason Potter, 32, from Hardwicke, said.

“The river was so high. The surfers’ struggled, it was quite choppy,” said Jason who said the best five star bore views had been downstream of Gloucester at Arlingham where the Severn is wider and shallower.

Among the crowds David and Sally Blackary from Cheltenham were on the river bank by Minsterworth Church.

“The anticipation mounted but when it came it was all over so quickly ... it was still worth it to go along and have a look,” Mr Blackary said.

The bore on Saturday was more successful for surfers with dozens hitting the wave.

Pictures of the bore courtesy of thesevernbore.co.uk where you can also find out the latest information about the famous Gloucestershire bore phenomenon.

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