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Topic: Novice in St Andrews looking for company

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By:

Rachel

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Scotland Scotland

 

Novice in St Andrews looking for company

« on: February 12 2005 05:02:00 »

Hey There, I have recently moved to St Andrews and am really keen to get into the Scotland surfing scene. I'm a novice surfer, Ive been a few times at Watergate, NQ. I dont have a board yet, but do have my own wetsuit. Any advice on where I can hire a board, surf with others, etc would be great. I have a car but its no good for transporting surfboards-sorry!

By:

James3D

RE: Novice in St Andrews looking for company

« Reply #1 on: February 12 2005 19:02:00 »

Hi there, the best thing to do is to buy your own board such as a southpoint, NSP or BIC if you are a beginner. You can then get a softtop roofrack that goes on most 4 door cars for about £30.

With regards to rentals, momentum rent boards I think in Dunbar, Thurso I think you can rent some. You can also rent boards from Dereks surf hostel in Stornoway.

However, most rentals are £10 and often with the inconsistancy of the waves here due to winds, you would be best to buy your own board.

By:

james3d

RE: Novice in St Andrews looking for company

« Reply #2 on: February 12 2005 19:02:00 »

With regards to inconsistancy in Scotland,

Im not slagging Scotlands surf as I live here and love the surf here and on its day its amazing. Its just that it can be a tad wilder and woolier than other regions so therefore a car and a board is a good idea.

By:

iain

RE: Novice in St Andrews looking for company

« Reply #3 on: February 17 2005 10:02:00 »

There's a few surfers in standrews who keep each others spirits up through the long flat spells. I have a popout minimal gathering dust in the garden that you can use. Should be surf here by sunday. Drop me an email, ism4 at st-and.ac.uk



By:

Roo

RE: Novice in St Andrews looking for company

« Reply #4 on: April 19 2005 08:04:00 »

Get in contact with Mr W Windsor, I believe he's studying at the uni there and has just started surfing, albeit he is still getting to grips with surf etiquette!

By:

Roo

RE: Novice in St Andrews looking for company

« Reply #5 on: April 19 2005 08:04:00 »

Get in contact with Mr W Windsor, I believe he's studying at the uni there and has just started surfing, albeit he is still getting to grips with surf etiquette!

By:

Scotastic

RE: Novice in St Andrews looking for company

« Reply #6 on: April 21 2005 15:04:00 »

Hi Rach, I'm from Dundee living in Cardiff. I come home 2-3 times a yr.. Good advice on getting a bic as your 1st board. I'll be home in May or June. Drop me a mail, i'l arrange to catch up with you.

It's worth checking on google for board hire in St Andrews, also if there's anyone does lessons. Def worth having a couple b4 you invest in a board.. 2nd hand bic's start bout £200. A car is a def must have though.. Good luck.

By:

b

RE: Novice in St Andrews looking for company

« Reply #7 on: June 06 2005 15:06:00 »

hey fellow wave riders...........dundee surfer here.....just started like but keen to upgrade my skills.....at uni too so only free during breaks..fancy a meet?.......

By:

longobordo

RE: Novice in St Andrews looking for company

« Reply #8 on: August 07 2005 09:08:00 »

According to Magic Seaweed,  tomorrow  at Lunan Bay(Monday 8 th August) should be very good, its forecasting 9foot with 10 sec period and offshore light winds.....am I dreaming!  I hope to be there around 1300 ish.  C U there unless anyone can recommend anything/anywhere better?


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