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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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 Staithes

UK, East England

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 54° 33.661' N
Longitude: 0° 47.121' W

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just go to a small place called staithes.park down at the harbour and get a parking ticket best park up to and walk about 1/2hour into the town

One of the best waves in UK, possibly even Europe.

English (Translate this text in English): just go to a small place called staithes.park down at the harbour and get a parking ticket best park up to and walk about 1/2hour into the town

One of the best waves in UK, possibly even Europe.

English (Translate this text in English): just go to a small place called staithes.park down at the harbour and get a parking ticket best park up to and walk about 1/2hour into the town

One of the best waves in UK, possibly even Europe.

English (Translate this text in English): just go to a small place called staithes.park down at the harbour and get a parking ticket best park up to and walk about 1/2hour into the town

One of the best waves in UK, possibly even Europe.

DistanceIn the city

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The cove

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Slab

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism
- Pollution

 Additional Information

A number of breaks here, predominantly lefts. Right on opposite side of village.

English (Translate this text in English): A number of breaks here, predominantly lefts. Right on opposite side of village.

English (Translate this text in English): A number of breaks here, predominantly lefts. Right on opposite side of village.

English (Translate this text in English): A number of breaks here, predominantly lefts. Right on opposite side of village.

Atmosphere

Outstanding wave! 1st class! If the water was blue then it wouldnt look outta place in indo!

English (Translate this text in English): Outstanding wave! 1st class! If the water was blue then it wouldnt look outta place in indo!

English (Translate this text in English): Outstanding wave! 1st class! If the water was blue then it wouldnt look outta place in indo!

English (Translate this text in English): Outstanding wave! 1st class! If the water was blue then it wouldnt look outta place in indo!

General

Amazing!

English (Translate this text in English): Amazing!

English (Translate this text in English): Amazing!

English (Translate this text in English): Amazing!

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By Anonymous , 15-10-2009

rude boys - I surf here a fair bit, a while back the welsh crew were on it, just kept paddling past evryone after each wave, you know who you are and you should know better, you are wearing out your welcome.

By col sanderson , 20-06-2009

aint no secret - i love this place but dont surf it very often coz of the crowds and i mean crowds up to 10 out and its cool upto 15 gets a bit hassaly but managable 20 plus and its down right dangerous unless its big then its prett hairy anyway.
i wouldnt class my self as a local as i live about 35 miles away and surf it occasionaly but it realy fks me off when some geordie tells me i aint from around here and go and surf somewhere else wether you are from here or a cornish pastie show respect to all
and enjoy the surf when it rolls in Ps one of my ancestors taught captain cook to sail and i aint joking maybe i am a local after all !!!

By Anonymous , 03-04-2009

Blacks CA dude - Dude, your from CA. You probably can surf most days of the year if your willing to go out in average surf. I live on the East Coast of the UK, check the swell window. We get half a dozen good swells a year, the rest you probably wouldn't even go out in. The locals here usually dont get the best waves when its on becasue we dont surf as well or frequent as the surf life style kiddies that get paid to turn on the rare occasion its good for photos.
They come here, rape the sessions and then go and do the same thing next week somewhere else. Leaving us frustrated and having to wait and hope its not as busy the next session.

Its not the fact that they even do it , its the fact that they dont care.

I honestly think if you lived here and had surf this wave through the last 3 decades you would feel the same way.

Its all gone wrong.

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