On my only surf surfari in the U.K., my brother and I traveled 3 hours to chase a swell that was forecasted to be pretty decent. We meandered through country roads until we came upon a town on the North Sea and were met with this.
Supposedly missed the swell by a few hours. Our friend in Amsterdam sent us photos of it that same day and it was looking well overhead. We ended up with a few pints and a smile anyway.