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Topic: surfers from london

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replies: 94

By:

neil

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RE: surfers from london

« on: January 04 2006 00:01:00 »

I have been to Scotland and checked out the beaches and the swells. Yeah, they have beaches, No, they don't have decent waves. It's too windy and the waves , I hesitate to even refer to them as such, are sloppy and inconsistent. No wonder Americans don't waste money on a plane ticket to surf in Scotland. If you like Castles I suppose Scotland is the place to go. If you intend on bringing your surfboard in the hopes of finding reliable surf, don't bother, unless two feet surf is your idea of fun.

By:

hi

RE: surfers from london

« Reply #1 on: January 04 2006 01:01:00 »

neil look i know you dont know this because "you"(AMERICANS) never do but you sound like just another arogant american. im australian and you say the waves are nothing here, shipsterns, cyclops, gnarloo, the box, shark island, mate these waves do compare to hawaii and arnt just ripples as u put it, also scotland has epic waves  thurso, the bowl etc these are world class waves, like i said "you" dont understand how you would seem arogant because "you" never do, just ask the rest of the world.

By:

the deal

RE: surfers from london

« Reply #2 on: January 04 2006 06:01:00 »

Ok
from my experiences-
Scotland, a lot of trips from where I live,  the world class spots=some nice sessions but winds and consistancy not there. You have to wait for days for another swell to come then the wind changes and then you wait more. A lot of petrol money spent. Uncrowded but is good? Sometimes its nice to meet others in a spot thats not overcrowded.
Southern Europe= Go in winter season and you get lots of clean good surf.
Chile= Out of season in their Summer, I surfed everyday on clean waves for a month. This would be good for 'in season' in Scotland/UK. Baja Mexico, similar.
Ok, Scotland is nice but sorry its not consistant from my experiences,

By:

neil

RE: surfers from london

« Reply #3 on: January 04 2006 08:01:00 »

I honestly wasn't trying to be arrogant. I was just pointing out some facts in regards to swell types. I personally don't think Scotland is such a good surf location generally speaking. I admit Scotland is a nice place to visit but not to surf. Any perceived arrogance you detected from my previous posts were more or less in good humor. I didn't mean to offend anyone.

By:

Surftastic

RE: surfers from london

« Reply #4 on: January 04 2006 10:01:00 »

Neil Neil Orange Peel,

Some quotes of yours.
1/Mavericks in Californaia and Jaws in Hawaii, even bigger than the both is Peahi in Hawaii (Jaws is Peahi)
2/Hawaii does have the best surf in the world ( pipeline, jaws, north shore, half moon bay ) and so forth.(Half Moon Bay is Mavericks)
3/Ask any surfer where the best surfs are and they will say Hawaii, like it or not.
I will ask any surfer..
Surfer being someone who surfs, not reads websites and think they know about surfing. Someone who gets up early doors in the freezing cold to put on a very cold soaking wetsuit in an empty lineup.. Scottish surfers are a breed amongst themselves.. Certainly made my day reading that, keep up the good work you surfing ambassador
Lets hear it for MIC,KEY, MOU,SE.. Mickey Mouse

By:

Surftastic

RE: surfers from london

« Reply #5 on: January 04 2006 10:01:00 »

Neil Neil Orange Peel,

Some quotes of yours.
1/Mavericks in Californaia and Jaws in Hawaii, even bigger than the both is Peahi in Hawaii (Jaws is Peahi)
2/Hawaii does have the best surf in the world ( pipeline, jaws, north shore, half moon bay ) and so forth.(Half Moon Bay is Mavericks)
3/Ask any surfer where the best surfs are and they will say Hawaii, like it or not.
I will ask any surfer..
Surfer being someone who surfs, not reads websites and think they know about surfing. Someone who gets up early doors in the freezing cold to put on a very cold soaking wetsuit in an empty lineup.. Scottish surfers are a breed amongst themselves.. Certainly made my day reading that, keep up the good work you surfing ambassador
Lets hear it for MIC,KEY, MOU,SE.. Mickey Mouse

By:

Surftastic

RE: surfers from london

« Reply #6 on: January 04 2006 10:01:00 »

Neil Neil Orange Peel,

Some quotes of yours.
1/Mavericks in Californaia and Jaws in Hawaii, even bigger than the both is Peahi in Hawaii (Jaws is Peahi)
2/Hawaii does have the best surf in the world ( pipeline, jaws, north shore, half moon bay ) and so forth.(Half Moon Bay is Mavericks)
3/Ask any surfer where the best surfs are and they will say Hawaii, like it or not.
I will ask any surfer..
Surfer being someone who surfs, not reads websites and think they know about surfing. Someone who gets up early doors in the freezing cold to put on a very cold soaking wetsuit in an empty lineup.. Scottish surfers are a breed amongst themselves.. Certainly made my day reading that, keep up the good work you surfing ambassador
Lets hear it for MIC,KEY, MOU,SE.. Mickey Mouse

By:

Surftastic

RE: surfers from london

« Reply #7 on: January 04 2006 10:01:00 »

Neil Neil Orange Peel,

Some quotes of yours.
1/Mavericks in Californaia and Jaws in Hawaii, even bigger than the both is Peahi in Hawaii (Jaws is Peahi)
2/Hawaii does have the best surf in the world ( pipeline, jaws, north shore, half moon bay ) and so forth.(Half Moon Bay is Mavericks)
3/Ask any surfer where the best surfs are and they will say Hawaii, like it or not.
I will ask any surfer..
Surfer being someone who surfs, not reads websites and think they know about surfing. Someone who gets up early doors in the freezing cold to put on a very cold soaking wetsuit in an empty lineup.. Scottish surfers are a breed amongst themselves.. Certainly made my day reading that, keep up the good work you surfing ambassador
Lets hear it for MIC,KEY, MOU,SE.. Mickey Mouse

By:

neil

RE: surfers from london

« Reply #8 on: January 04 2006 14:01:00 »

No, I don't just read up on the internet to sound like i know about surfing. I do bodyboard and have been to the places i spoke of. Yes, your corrections were " spot on " as the Brits like to say. Does this error negate my experiences in the surf? My response would be no. I do read about surfing on the internet too but i don't use information from there to make it sound as if i am an expert.

By:

neil

RE: surfers from london

« Reply #9 on: January 04 2006 22:01:00 »

Furthermore their are many surfers who have never even heard of places that i mentioned. Does this mean they are not real surfers? Yes, i admit i screwed up with the names big time... That much i will give you credit for and rightfully so. To assume however i am not a surfer or boarder based on my error wouldn't be correct. I was under the impression half moon bay was a stretch of beach that coincidentally had mavericks as one of its main breaks. If I am wrong than i stand corrected. I didn't the two were one in the same. Am I wrong?


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