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RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #1 on: November 10 2005 16:11:00 »
Drew, check out Orkney on the very North East Coast of Scotland.. In winter it can be up to 20-30ft..
Check out magic seaweed Birsay and the bay of Scail.. Prepare for a proper bruising though, amazing surf and emtpy line ups. Best place to stay is Stromness.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #2 on: November 11 2005 10:11:00 »
Have you seen it 30 foot and holding up in Skail?
got any photos?
If it says 30-40 foot on the bouys it doesnt mean its a 30 foot wave.
However, having said that overhead/triple overhead definitely in Scotland/Ireland/Cornwall epsecially in winter. That all you need isnt it?
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #3 on: November 11 2005 15:11:00 »
Was there in summer and the right hand side of scail was a good 12-15ft.. Spoke to a few local fishermen who said it goes right off in Winter.. Only got photos of the 3-4ft left hand side of the bay as I shit myself just looking at the other point...
P.s. I know bout the buoy-wave size..
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #4 on: November 11 2005 18:11:00 »
Fishermen are full of **8**
Mind you, I was talking to someone who lives looking over a north Scottish beach said he sees big waves there some winters. He says its like one peeling across the whole of the beach like a train. He then pointed to a line on a rock in the bay and said the waves reach tot hat which is about 2- foot.
Strange you dont have a photo of the 15 foot summer swell?
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #5 on: November 11 2005 18:11:00 »
Thats 20 not 2 foot.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #6 on: November 12 2005 17:11:00 »
Hey, don't shoot the messenger, this is a post for answers to questions.. In any remote area with wild/new water's, I'm always gonna seek local knowledge before I go in.. Those fishermen that know shit as you put it, were also the local lifeboat men.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #7 on: November 12 2005 17:11:00 »
P.s. Wave was too far out to get a decent shot, only got a shitty Minolta.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #8 on: November 13 2005 05:11:00 »
I said, *8*** which doesnt necessarily mean shi////.
I agree the lifboat people are the greatest but I still think a lot of fiherment tell tall tales.
However, we do get biggish waves here and the fact its cold and wild weather makes them seam bigger.
Off Scotland, Iceland area of the the north Atlantic, it lights up with swells all winter practically. Youve seen the PErfect Storm?