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Surfing in the North East?« on: August 17 2007 11:08:00 »
I'm moving to Durham to uni in late september, and was wondering if anyone surfs round those parts and would care to empart some wisdom. I've only been surfing two or three times but loved it. (Im also a snowboard instructor, so I picked it up pretty quick) I was wondering a few things, like: what thickness of wetsuit would you say you need? Any local shops that sell good gear and give good advice? Can you surf all year, or is the winter too cold/stormy? forgive any stupidness, since I'm a relative newbie. thanks
RE: Surfing in the North East?« Reply #1 on: September 06 2007 11:09:00 »
Ive always found Cayton Bay (near Scarborough) can be good, they have a shop just off the beach where you can hire pretty much anything - not sure how far that is from Durham though - there are plenty of other spots further up
RE: Surfing in the North East?« Reply #2 on: September 24 2007 10:09:00 »
You'll have a hefty drive going to Cayton, or anywhere really, tynemouth is full of kooks so you should feel comfortable there to start off. You'll need a decent suit 5mm, Xcel is the way forward for these waters! Best surf in the winter as its bigger! Stick at it, it'll change your life! lol
RE: Surfing in the North East?« Reply #3 on: October 02 2007 02:10:00 »
Excellent! Cheers for the advice guys. Have an amazing winter!