STORM Ciara may have persuaded most people to batten down the hatches and stay tucked up under a duvet, but some had other ideas.

This surfer put on his wetsuit and headed out into the waves at Shanklin beach, undeterred by the multiple warnings not to go near the coast.

The remarkable pictures were taken by Island photographer Jennifer Thompson.

HM Coastguard has repeatedly warned people not to venture into the sea, and Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to Yaverland when a kite surfer was spotted there by concerned members of the public today.

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