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Latitude: 54° 16.758' N
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Head to Scarborough town center, ask for directions.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Don't get trapped at the south end of the bay at high tide cos it's a sketchy exit and you'll get pounded into the tidal wall.
Very friendly spot and enuff peaks to spread the crowds. Also theres larger peaks at the south end in front of the spa which keeps beginners in the North End of the bay. Have seen it with 70+ people in and still had a decent surf. You always meet travelling surfers on bigger swells.
The bay does suffer 1 mile close outs all the time, but there are looong rides to be had sometimes.
By clint, york. , 14-06-2006
south bay fun - not a bad break on on its day, great for learners, lots of shelter from the winds, can get good on se swells when elsewhere is flat. Park in underground its cheap. Nice little surf shop up under the bridge.
By anonymous , 03-04-2005
A Longboarder - Why do them bloody soutboarder think they on the place with there tuff guy face on trying to bounce do the face if i was them i would life it to the longboarders
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.