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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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 Sandford Bay

UK, East Scotland

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Sandford bay can be found at the Southern side of Peterhead near the Score building (the one that looks kinda like a huge alien spacecraft). Follow the signs that point towards the ASCO base, then turn off into the sewage works on your right and park there. Then it is just a case of walking along the rocks to the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Sandford bay can be found at the Southern side of Peterhead near the Score building (the one that looks kinda like a huge alien spacecraft). Follow the signs that point towards the ASCO base, then turn off into the sewage works on your right and park there. Then it is just a case of walking along the rocks to the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Sandford bay can be found at the Southern side of Peterhead near the Score building (the one that looks kinda like a huge alien spacecraft). Follow the signs that point towards the ASCO base, then turn off into the sewage works on your right and park there. Then it is just a case of walking along the rocks to the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Sandford bay can be found at the Southern side of Peterhead near the Score building (the one that looks kinda like a huge alien spacecraft). Follow the signs that point towards the ASCO base, then turn off into the sewage works on your right and park there. Then it is just a case of walking along the rocks to the bay.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

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 with rock

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Pollution

 Additional Information

Sandford is an interesting surf spot. Firstly because the bay is so deeply recessed that it is one of the few places that receives a good deal of shelter from a northerly wind. Secondly, the power station at Boddam pumps its cooling water straight into the bay making the water absolutely roasting. Even in the middle of winter you could surf with no boots or gloves!! There are a few things to beware of, including- the powerful shorebreak at high tide breaking onto hidden boulders, the multitude of seals that congregate in the bay, and the poor water quality (which should improve with the new treatment plants).

English (Translate this text in English): Sandford is an interesting surf spot. Firstly because the bay is so deeply recessed that it is one of the few places that receives a good deal of shelter from a northerly wind. Secondly, the power station at Boddam pumps its cooling water straight into the bay making the water absolutely roasting. Even in the middle of winter you could surf with no boots or gloves!! There are a few things to beware of, including- the powerful shorebreak at high tide breaking onto hidden boulders, the multitude of seals that congregate in the bay, and the poor water quality (which should improve with the new treatment plants).

English (Translate this text in English): Sandford is an interesting surf spot. Firstly because the bay is so deeply recessed that it is one of the few places that receives a good deal of shelter from a northerly wind. Secondly, the power station at Boddam pumps its cooling water straight into the bay making the water absolutely roasting. Even in the middle of winter you could surf with no boots or gloves!! There are a few things to beware of, including- the powerful shorebreak at high tide breaking onto hidden boulders, the multitude of seals that congregate in the bay, and the poor water quality (which should improve with the new treatment plants).

English (Translate this text in English): Sandford is an interesting surf spot. Firstly because the bay is so deeply recessed that it is one of the few places that receives a good deal of shelter from a northerly wind. Secondly, the power station at Boddam pumps its cooling water straight into the bay making the water absolutely roasting. Even in the middle of winter you could surf with no boots or gloves!! There are a few things to beware of, including- the powerful shorebreak at high tide breaking onto hidden boulders, the multitude of seals that congregate in the bay, and the poor water quality (which should improve with the new treatment plants).

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By anonymous , 19-08-2004

Insanities - Go behind the power station and surf insanities reef if ye want some below sea level left handers. Only for the hardcore though

By shitfacnath@hotmail.com , 27-10-2002

gay beach - it got to be the crapest beach in the world

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