Surfers make most of wet weather

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The recent rainfall hasn’t turned out to be a dampener for everyone as these surfers were more than happy to get wet at the weekend.

While others were mopping out the water, these guys were lapping it up in one of the first surfs of the new year.

Keen surfer and Gazette photographer Scott Wicking snapped these scenes in between taking on some waves himself in a two hour surfing session.

The south-easterly winds meant that the only places surfers could get into the water off Whitby beach due to the direction of the swell was between the Battery Parade and the West Pier.