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RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #1 on: November 24 2005 08:11:00 »
No waves in Orkney, you must be joking.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #3 on: November 24 2005 19:11:00 »
who me? I said 'you must be joking' ie there sure are big waves in Orkney. Dan who lives there says there arent waves.
I guess he doesnt want loads of people coming there. Ive heard they stop at Thurso anyway.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #4 on: December 23 2005 11:12:00 »
Scotland and west coast of ireland have the biggest surf in Europe. This is a fact. Orkney has huge surf, so does Lewis. But anyway, the clown that started this thread - why you asking, if you were going to surf 20 foot plus waves, well you wouldnt need to ask on this forum would you? unless you stupidly decided you were going to buy a bloody jet ski and pretend to tow in haha. I would suggest just stick to surfing the net mate.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #5 on: December 23 2005 13:12:00 »
Are you sure the big waves off Scotland and Ireland are the biggest in Europe? Ok you get big swells but is it that rideable due to the close proximity of the storms?
Big wave surfers congregate on the north spain coast. There was a documentary about it about half a year ago, the writer of Surf Science Tony Butt was on it, they were paddling into some big waves.
Im just actually interested in this subject although I didnt post the original subject. Im not here to argue, I like overhead/double overhead waves perhaps oneday bigger would be good too.
I find it an interesting subject.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #6 on: December 24 2005 06:12:00 »
thats great you find it interesting...yes apologies - "most consistent swell in europe". Giving the correct conditions (like any surf break) Scotland can produce big waves. Slightly more daunting with the water temp, remoteness etc. It is hardly documented compared to spain/portugal but scotland does get more SWELL than any other place in europe and has some of the biggest wave spots in europe. Just like spain, it needs the right conditions
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #7 on: December 24 2005 09:12:00 »
Doesnt northern Spain get a better fetch from groundswell from the northern atlantic winter systems than us up here so most swells triple overhead plus in Scotland usually are not perfect big waves as they are close to the system? Just interested.
I live in Scotland a while away from the good breaks and my experience is its inconsistant.
The best big condition Ive seen is on the north coast.
Perfect for locals who live right on the breaks.
I know where one potential big wave spot set up is in Scotland yes and its no the one break everyone goes to either at the weekends!
Anyone fancy a new year surf on n coast? e mail me, i can do lifts from Inverness.
I was up there last few days, nice and cold.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #8 on: December 27 2005 04:12:00 »
Is this a surf forum or a Meteorologists discussion. I think we all agree that Scotland and Ireland get masses of swell, get over it, move on. If you are thinking about 15+ in Scotland then think again. You'll die.
I hear that Brighton pier goes off though, you may want to check that out. Bring your jet ski and Mal.
RE: IS THERE BIG SURF IN THE UK« Reply #9 on: December 27 2005 09:12:00 »
Unfortunatley SI, I live up here in the north of Scotland
so dont get to Brighton much.
Meterorology is interesting for some people as well as surfing.
I find how big waves form really interesting I am sure others do too.
Sorry it offended you.