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Topic: Best surf-area on eastcoast

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Best surf-area on eastcoast

« on: December 02 2009 16:12:00 »


I will probably move to east Scotland and study at some University next year and I would like to pic the University that has the best surfspots not so far away. The universties that I am appying to is in Aberdeen, St Andrews and Edinburgh.

I would really appreciate if someone could give me some advice about this. Thanks a lot!




Brora, north of Tain

« Reply #1 on: July 08 2012 12:07:00 »

Go there in the winter months but make sure you understand the weather.



RE: Best surf-area on eastcoast

« Reply #2 on: July 17 2012 08:07:00 »

would depend on your individual situation and how tough you are. where ever you choose you'll need at least a 5mm steamer, gloves boots and a hood and be prepared to hack out the cold for a good surf, winters when its best for sure.
I originally studied in Edinburgh, grew up 25 miles south so know the area pretty well, have a lot of decent spots only a 40 minute drive away from Edinburgh, the University has a surf club, I wasn't a part of it so no idea how much they get out.  some great spots though if you have a car or access to one, some involve a bit of searching for and you ll get some crackers to yourself or you've got some busier spots such as Pease bay, belhaven or Coldingham, they all have their moment.



RE: Best surf-area on eastcoast

« Reply #3 on: July 17 2012 08:07:00 »

id write off St Andrews if your serious about surfing and need it in your life when at Uni, but saying that I haven't spend much time there so don't take my opinion on it

Spent a while living in Aberdeen. If you studied here im sure you'd get out in the water a lot more than if you lived in Edinburgh as you can walk to the beach from the city centre in 15 mins and straight out into some brilliant waves.alot better than I first expected.  has a pretty solid University surf club who seem to always be raring to go.  on the other hand in the winter it is a hell of a lot colder than Edinburgh, thats the downside.  also you're a fair bit closer to the islands and Thurso which the surf club make a few trips to annually i reckon,  hope all this helps dude



RE: Best surf-area on eastcoast

« Reply #4 on: July 17 2012 08:07:00 »

and when i mentioned the 5mm steamer and the rest of the get up this is only for winter, CAN get down to a 2-3mm with no boots in the summer



RE: Best surf-area on eastcoast

« Reply #5 on: June 24 2013 19:06:00 »

Might be visiting Edinburgh in early August.  How is East Coast Waves in August?
Are there surf shops around if I want to rent a board for a session?

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