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Heading towards Peterhead from the south (Aberdeen road) turn off at the village of Boddam just a few miles from Peterhead. Drive towards the harbour and turn left to park in the car park of the fish processing factory. Walk towards the power station along the coastal path. Insanities is the left hander breaking just before you round the corner to the cooling water outlet.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Insanities is without question the heaviest wave that gets surfed on the north east coast. It always looks smaller than it is and the rocks and rip make it a nightmare getting out of the water without getting smashed. That said when it is on the wave sucks out with a barrel that is wider than it is high. Look across at the wave from the channel and you'll see it suck SO much water off the reef that it goes below sea level. The drops are pretty difficult and you do not want to fall off at the peak. If you survive the drop the tube potential is pretty high.
By Anonymous , 14-02-2007
- how big does tghis place usually hit ?? and is it actually heavy or insane :S .. im goin 2 scotland next year and want somewhere 2 surf
By Anonymous , 12-11-2006
scary!!! - ha ha pros and kamakazis. go to north scotland, this place looks jut!!!
By anonymous , 27-04-2006
come on fellas - there is a whole lot of people laughing at this.pros or kamakazies only?come to australia we'll show you what heavy is all about
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