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Topic: surf breaks
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Topic: surf breaks
Views: 6592 Replies: 10

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smd

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Scotland Scotland

 

 

surf breaks

Hi, everyone. Does anyone know of any breaks on the west coast area round about ayr, troon ect...... I can't seem to find any on any websites. cheers.



By:

Milly

RE: surf breaks

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

By:

sam

RE: surf breaks

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 ...

sam

enjoying good waves in portugal ...hehe



By:

BOB

RE: surf breaks

THEIRS A FEW OUT THEIR, STUDY THE WEATHER,SWELL AND MAPS OF YOUR AREAR AND YOU SHOULD FIND SOME PERFECTONES BRO

By:

Paul S

RE: surf breaks

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.

Sorry.

By:

Surftastic

RE: surf breaks

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.

By:

ned boy

RE: surf breaks

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!

By:

Margarete

RE: surf breaks

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.).

thanks

By:

TAM

RE: surf breaks

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.

By:

stacks trailero

RE: surf breaks

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.



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