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RE: surf breaks« Reply #1 on: September 02 2005 16:09:00 »
I went on holiday to a place called banff in the north east of scotland where there was a club and i got great waves! try there
RE: surf breaks« Reply #2 on: September 26 2005 04:09:00 »
hey ... well surf in troon !!! yeh u probs get some storms now and then but no proper swells because troon is too shelterd by arran and all the other islands off the west coast ... but there's a place called macrahanish which is open to atlantic swells... ive never been there so ask around and ull score ...
enjoying good waves in portugal ...hehe
RE: surf breaks« Reply #4 on: January 12 2006 12:01:00 »
I grew up in Ayr and I never saw one wave that was surfable, I never even knew you could surf in the UK when I was a kid! The Firth of Clyde is great of windsurfing and kiteboarding but you'd be wasting your time looking for decent breaks.
RE: surf breaks« Reply #5 on: January 12 2006 17:01:00 »
Mate, the guy has come on here looking for help not hinderence.. So if you have nothing constructive to say, say nothing.. Dude there will be a shedful of breaks on the west coast.. Just type in surfing west scotland into google, see what comes up.
RE: surf breaks« Reply #6 on: January 29 2006 14:01:00 »
I grew up in ayrshire and i guarantee you that there are NO surf breaks around the area. Clsoest decent breaks driving wise are EAST coast or bomb to makers in 4 hrs. Too many islands. Get on a calmac and go hunting!
RE: surf breaks« Reply #7 on: January 31 2006 16:01:00 »
Youza. Nice map. I can't say that any american west coast surfer would have handed that out so nicely. Unless you are using that map as a distraction to keep us away from the good stuff. ;)
Has anyone surfed around edinburgh and in washington state (westport)? I an moving from seattle to edinburgh in august and wonder if it's at all similar (54 degree water, mostly longboard country except in the winter, frequent squalls, great whites, etc.).
RE: surf breaks« Reply #8 on: May 18 2006 12:05:00 »
Ayrshire can get rideable waves but its rare. Having been stranded here for five years I always keep an eye open when driving up or down the coast. A strong southwesterly produces a windswell around Ayr Troon. Look for sheltered spots. Theres a small swell window on the Mull of Galloway to the south and people do surf here.
I've also heard of surfers on the Isle of Whithorn. I've seen good waves between Girvan and Ballantrae. Look and you may be lucky. But you'll probably be surfing alone.
RE: surf breaks« Reply #9 on: March 13 2008 09:03:00 »
moving to washington? welcome, friend. there are tons of good breaks here. westport is the most consistent and crowded. check magic seaweed for info. there are also breaks up and down the whole coast and great breaks in the straights (port angeles area) in the winter when the swell is big and from the northwest. also, oregon is not too far away and, again, tons of amazing surf. for the most part, surfers here are friendly. there are a few a-holes, as you might find anywhere, but they are the minority. you can surf a longboard year-round (that's what i do) but my bros surf shortboards year-round and they do just fine. oh, and on your way home, stop and la unica bakery in aberdeen, wa, for epic burritos! see you out there.