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Can you surf on the Isles of Scilly?« on: January 13 2006 07:01:00 »
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to surf on the Isles of Scilly? Since the islands are west of the Cornish coast I would have thought there are some good surfing beaches, but I haven't been able to find any information. There's lots about windsurfing and sailing, and calm swimming beaches, but no mention of surfing at all. Someone enlighten me please...
RE: Can you surf on the Isles of Scilly?« Reply #2 on: March 28 2006 10:03:00 »
Claire, did you go & did you find any surf? We are heading there on holiday and have also searched & searched the web for information. I reckon that it might have some secret gems!
RE: Can you surf on the Isles of Scilly?« Reply #3 on: March 28 2006 12:03:00 »
Hi Emma, only windsurfing available, but if I'm wrong prey share... Def worth a day ferry to Newquay..
Yes: There is surf on Isles of Scilly« Reply #4 on: March 29 2006 14:03:00 »
I lived on Tresco (isles of Scilly) for 6 months in 1999, and found many good surf breaks. The best one I called Golden Balls, off Tresco (search Tresco at Global Surfers for more info). There are small beachbreaks on the inside on the islands, but the best breaks are reefs off Tresco, St Marys, St Martins, in fact I surfed good waves off all the islands. Just go for a wander and you'll find waves, though they are shallow rock bottomed breaks. Summer is small (4ft) but in winter I surfed 15ft waves and saw much larger.
RE: Can you surf on the Isles of Scilly?« Reply #5 on: April 17 2006 08:04:00 »
I lived on the isles of scilly for four years(Tresco, St mary's) Yes there is a few good spots around St marys, but it is better for body boarding. You quite often have to wait till hurricane season in america and that usually pushes some good swells. Try going up the island on the left near telegraph and down the track to the left it brings you out near an island, there is a good right hander there 6-10 ft on an exceptional day, but a bit rocky, tresco, try the golden ball out the back of tresco. Apparently its best to to get a tow out and pick up cos the break is a long way out, but I have seen it working in feb apr barreling six foot clean. Good luck and watch the rocks
RE: Can you surf on the Isles of Scilly?« Reply #6 on: April 17 2006 11:04:00 »
I am going to Scilly isles in June, does anyone know if Hell bay has waves? from the maps it looks as though it is in the best place to get swell but whether there are any good set ups i'm not sure.
RE: Can you surf on the Isles of Scilly?« Reply #7 on: May 02 2006 10:05:00 »
hi, i have just been to the scillys for the gig rowing weekend and we seen some pics of waves over there so we asked the person in the shop and he told us that the beach just around from porthcresa has some surf but he also said that there are some secret spots to but he wouldnt tell us so you would have to find out for your self
RE: Can you surf on the Isles of Scilly?« Reply #8 on: May 02 2006 15:05:00 »
what shop gave you the advice, as i dodn't see any surf shops there...
RE: Can you surf on the Isles of Scilly?« Reply #9 on: May 03 2006 16:05:00 »
it wasnt a surf shop it was the photo shop near the butchers