Paltrow braves British sea for a spot of surfing

She may not be a true Brit but Gwyneth Paltrow certainly wins brownie points for immersing herself in our murky sea for a surfing lesson.

The actress took her first lesson on a Cornish beach not far from her husband Chris Martin’s parents’ home.

And after just an hour the 33-year-old had already graduated from lying flat on the board to standing upright.

Coldplay star Chris Martin, 29, is already an accomplished surfer but he’d better watch his back because it looks as if his wife might give him stiff competition in the future.