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Any dangers, such as currents a novice should know about« on: April 25 2005 16:04:00 »
i have just bought my first board and i im hoping to go out soon, as a novice is there anything i should be warned about? my nearest beach is Lunnan Bay near Montrose, im hoping to go there soon, i recall someone mensioning something about dangerous currents there, is there anything to worry about?
RE: Any dangers, such as currents a novice should know about« Reply #1 on: April 27 2005 07:04:00 »
river in the midle gives some outward current, thats about it
sometimes a bit of a rip
RE: Any dangers, such as currents a novice should know about« Reply #2 on: May 01 2005 15:05:00 »
Jim, Always pick a focal point when you get in the water.. You'll always be shifted by currents, so pick a clear landmark, and keep your eye on it.. If it's strong and move's you either side, just paddle back to where you were, or sometimes it's easier to just get back to the shore and walk back.. Be more careful of the currents that drag you out towards sea.. You will be fine.. Just be sensible.. It's worth checking the main beach in Montrose as well.. I caught a great day there over xmas, 2ft glassy and clean.. Still stoked now.. Have fun..
RE: Any dangers, such as currents a novice should know about« Reply #3 on: May 04 2005 15:05:00 »
I am in Dundee for a few more weeks and just starting out surfing too. I will be using Lunnan Bay - but prefer not to be in the water on my own from a common sense point of view. Give me an email and I'll let you know when I am going out.
RE: Any dangers, such as currents a novice should know about« Reply #4 on: May 06 2005 10:05:00 »
RE: Any dangers, such as currents a novice should know about« Reply #5 on: May 11 2005 22:05:00 »
im from hawaii, ive been surfing for three years, and i never knew scotland was that big a surfing country. i knew ireland was, but how big does scotland get? 4 feet? 10 feet?
RE: Any dangers, such as currents a novice should know about« Reply #6 on: May 14 2005 06:05:00 »
Scotland can get some worl class waves (suppose just like any other place can!!), but the good thing is that nobody realises that and dont really come for the surf, which is a good thing plus the water is usually cold. but places like thurso east can get world class (double - triple overhead), also the isle of lewis has been reported to get 40 foot surf, apart from that it also gets sweet surf.
RE: Any dangers, such as currents a novice should know about« Reply #8 on: February 09 2008 12:02:00 »
Don't wipeout, because the North Sea has Greenland Sharks that literally gum you to death (much like Christine and Born-again dude) that was the fate of many of Titantic crew! With global heating, hordes of tropical jellies are breaking from Gulf Stream and heading to Shetlands.