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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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 Dunnet Bay

UK, North Scotland

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 Access

At Thurso take the A836 towards John O' Groats. Follow the signs in Castletown and park in the car park.

English (Translate this text in English): At Thurso take the A836 towards John O' Groats. Follow the signs in Castletown and park in the car park.

English (Translate this text in English): At Thurso take the A836 towards John O' Groats. Follow the signs in Castletown and park in the car park.

English (Translate this text in English): At Thurso take the A836 towards John O' Groats. Follow the signs in Castletown and park in the car park.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

The spot is a 3 mile beach with good sand bars along the length of the beach and good rights of the rocks at the N end of the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is a 3 mile beach with good sand bars along the length of the beach and good rights of the rocks at the N end of the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is a 3 mile beach with good sand bars along the length of the beach and good rights of the rocks at the N end of the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is a 3 mile beach with good sand bars along the length of the beach and good rights of the rocks at the N end of the beach.

Atmosphere

Empty of surfers, really beautiful.

English (Translate this text in English): Empty of surfers, really beautiful.

English (Translate this text in English): Empty of surfers, really beautiful.

English (Translate this text in English): Empty of surfers, really beautiful.

General

Surfed here a few times, Gets good waves most of the time.

English (Translate this text in English): Surfed here a few times, Gets good waves most of the time.

English (Translate this text in English): Surfed here a few times, Gets good waves most of the time.

English (Translate this text in English): Surfed here a few times, Gets good waves most of the time.

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By Remko Adema , 04-06-2007

campingsite at the beach - Travelling arround we saw the very beatyfull bay/beach. No swell because the calm weather, but it must be a very good spot. There's a good campingsite direct at the beach.

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