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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Primrose Valley

UK, East England

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 Access

Park In the Primrose valley holiday park car park, then scramble down the cliffs.

English (Translate this text in English): Park In the Primrose valley holiday park car park, then scramble down the cliffs.

English (Translate this text in English): Park In the Primrose valley holiday park car park, then scramble down the cliffs.

English (Translate this text in English): Park In the Primrose valley holiday park car park, then scramble down the cliffs.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Nudist colony (France only!)

 Additional Information

Much underated by the locals, the swell needs to be a fair size to make it round filey brigg, it holds about the same size as southbay scarborough, but does not get the same protection, ie if Cayton is 5ft then Primrose will be about 2ft, depending on swell direction the more east the swell the more primrose valley will get. On road between scabs and brid look for the primrose valley haven signs then drive right into the campsite and park on the left on top of the cliffs.

English (Translate this text in English): Much underated by the locals, the swell needs to be a fair size to make it round filey brigg, it holds about the same size as southbay scarborough, but does not get the same protection, ie if Cayton is 5ft then Primrose will be about 2ft, depending on swell direction the more east the swell the more primrose valley will get. On road between scabs and brid look for the primrose valley haven signs then drive right into the campsite and park on the left on top of the cliffs.

English (Translate this text in English): Much underated by the locals, the swell needs to be a fair size to make it round filey brigg, it holds about the same size as southbay scarborough, but does not get the same protection, ie if Cayton is 5ft then Primrose will be about 2ft, depending on swell direction the more east the swell the more primrose valley will get. On road between scabs and brid look for the primrose valley haven signs then drive right into the campsite and park on the left on top of the cliffs.

English (Translate this text in English): Much underated by the locals, the swell needs to be a fair size to make it round filey brigg, it holds about the same size as southbay scarborough, but does not get the same protection, ie if Cayton is 5ft then Primrose will be about 2ft, depending on swell direction the more east the swell the more primrose valley will get. On road between scabs and brid look for the primrose valley haven signs then drive right into the campsite and park on the left on top of the cliffs.

Atmosphere

It rarley gets crowded, simple reason being everyone thinks it's bad, it's not, it has some real punch waves, not fast not hollow just a nice shape to work, weave and carve to bits.

Tends to back off at high tide, and your almost always guarenteed to get the beach to yourself, if south bay scarboroughs clean but heaving then head to primrose, it is always mellow but long rides are possible, it never gets really heavy even when it's big, but it has enough umph to make anybodys day.

English (Translate this text in English): It rarley gets crowded, simple reason being everyone thinks it's bad, it's not, it has some real punch waves, not fast not hollow just a nice shape to work, weave and carve to bits.<br /><br />Tends to back off at high tide, and your almost always guarenteed to get the beach to yourself, if south bay scarboroughs clean but heaving then head to primrose, it is always mellow but long rides are possible, it never gets really heavy even when it's big, but it has enough umph to make anybodys day.

English (Translate this text in English): It rarley gets crowded, simple reason being everyone thinks it's bad, it's not, it has some real punch waves, not fast not hollow just a nice shape to work, weave and carve to bits.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Tends to back off at high tide, and your almost always guarenteed to get the beach to yourself, if south bay scarboroughs clean but heaving then head to primrose, it is always mellow but long rides are possible, it never gets really heavy even when it's big, but it has enough umph to make anybodys day.

English (Translate this text in English): It rarley gets crowded, simple reason being everyone thinks it's bad, it's not, it has some real punch waves, not fast not hollow just a nice shape to work, weave and carve to bits.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Tends to back off at high tide, and your almost always guarenteed to get the beach to yourself, if south bay scarboroughs clean but heaving then head to primrose, it is always mellow but long rides are possible, it never gets really heavy even when it's big, but it has enough umph to make anybodys day.

General

It's very underrated by locals, but can be a classic afternoon of quilty chilled out surf. It always look small from the car park, if it looks about 1-2ft when you get down it will be headhigh and quality.

English (Translate this text in English): It's very underrated by locals, but can be a classic afternoon of quilty chilled out surf. It always look small from the car park, if it looks about 1-2ft when you get down it will be headhigh and quality.

English (Translate this text in English): It's very underrated by locals, but can be a classic afternoon of quilty chilled out surf. It always look small from the car park, if it looks about 1-2ft when you get down it will be headhigh and quality.

English (Translate this text in English): It's very underrated by locals, but can be a classic afternoon of quilty chilled out surf. It always look small from the car park, if it looks about 1-2ft when you get down it will be headhigh and quality.

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By Tommo , 09-08-2006

Great sessions... - As we all know, the holiday season is in full swing. All the tourists have stolen our waves in Cayton and Scarborough.. But not to worry, for some people this is the only surf they will get all year, so let them enjoy it and dont be bitter, they're probably having a time of their lives. I surfed numerous locations in Filey Bay (including Primrose Valley) last Thurs/Fri. It was great to see a clean wave and I had most of them all to myself.The only exceptions were a few guys i would expect to see during the winter months. So, in short, i totally agree with Douglas's comments and if you just drag yourself away to the quieter spots you'll have an awesome session and everybody can share.. There's plenty of waves for us all out there!

By anonymous , 10-11-2004

- Respect to douglas, you sound like a true surfer

By Douglas Duggins , 09-11-2004

Surfing for all - The oceans and the seas belong to no individual. Throughout the history of the world they have served as an invaluable companion to life. Nobody likes it when it's crowded and they want to surf, but unfortunately we live in an overpopulated world. England is a small country and we must share the waves we have. Might i suggest that rather than developing a localism culture, if you find yourself frustrated that your "local" break is overcrowded, get off you lazy arse and find somewhere else to surf. Broaden your horizons. Travel the World. Find a wave and respect it along with anybody else who chooses to do so. Find a way!!! I am married with two kids and a shitty paying job , but where there's a will.......theres a wave. Peace.

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