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Topic: Shetland Surf...
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Topic: Shetland Surf...
Views: 8300 Replies: 6



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Shetland Surf...

I read a couple of posts saying lerwick had a wave. can anyone tell me where to look? Also saw st ninians, but the swell wasnt big enough to get in. Any other reefs around the Islands ?




Turf McSurf

RE: Shetland Surf...

Saw a guy surfing the bay/reef just North of where the boat comes in at Lerwick a good few years back but never surfed it myself yet cause I ain't been back with my board. Must be heaps and heaps on the West facing Islands but you'd need a boat to get to some of it. St Ninians is beautiful but the Island seems to block most of the swell. (watch out for electric fences!)



RE: Shetland Surf...

Maddy, get yurself over to Orkney. Great waves and nr empty line ups. You'll buzz.


Martin Sandison

RE: Shetland Surf...

There are a lot of waves in shetland! the problem is getting there when they are working!there are a few at sumburgh, notably the one at boddam and the boat ramp near the runway. Quendale is alright occasionaly. sandwick, gulberwick and out west thier is sandness. I am fairly new to surfing( only started in march of this year!) so i am hearing of new spots all the time.



RE: Shetland Surf...

Forget quendale, St Ninians etc - Shite

There are a few reasonably decent spots in shetland. Best bet for consistency is the boat ramp close to the W end of the sumburgh runway, A shortish fun RH point break which bends in on itself.

Also the obvious two reefs further out in the bay which pick up lots of swell and get v big but arms of steel required for the paddle.

On a v big S swell there can be excellent waves around Jarlshoff, some scary ones just in front and v good fun L hand pointbreak along the inside

A reef at gulberwick is pretty good a few times a year - check  on a clean big S to E swell.

If you have a boat and lots of time there are better reefs around islands on the west side, papa stour etc,



RE: Shetland Surf...

i used 2 surf lerwick 10 years ago at the beach the waves r big but u need a big swell 2 get it going properly also the reef side of the beach is huge on the right days but very dangerous

Looking for surf spots in Scotland ?

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