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Surfable tidal bores?« on: October 12 2006 10:10:00 »
i'm a pretty experienced surfer and i was looking for something new and exciting to do when i heard about tidal bores in scotland! If anyone has any information on surfable tidal bores i'd really aprreciate it. if you can please include the name of the river the bore occurs on and roughly where it is.
RE: Surfable tidal bores?« Reply #1 on: October 12 2006 20:10:00 »
I didnt know you get any tidal bores here,
Ive seen some almost waves forming after a lot of rain or snow on fast flowing rivers.....
I dont fancy going in as its usually mid winter and dont want to loose my board down the river or get held down, stuck....
RE: Surfable tidal bores?« Reply #2 on: October 13 2006 18:10:00 »
There is a standing wave called the 'forever wave' by canoedilists at the mouth of loch Etive near oban. It builds next to the north pier of Connel bridge around four hours after high water oban.
It is only there on spring tides and best after a lot of rain. Best checking to see if you can find it on some canoeing websites first, probably under 'falls of lora', 'loch etive'.
It hasn't been building as high as it usually does for the past year, suggestions are due to kelp growth etc. When it's there it is surfable, although never had the balls to try. When you see the falls in full flow you'll understand.
Hope this helps.