The tidal flows at Lands End are complex and can run very fast. The Longships Lighthouse sits 1 mile offshore of Lands End and is surrounded by shallow reefs. Deep water is forced up over these reefs on the flooding and ebbing tides, causing fast flows and overfalls. This can make for challenging and potentially dangerous paddling and fishing conditions, even on a calm day and small tide. This footage was taken during the flood on a small neap tide on a calm day. The tide was still flowing at over 3 knots and is at the limit at what most kayaks can paddle against!