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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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 Sandside

UK, North Scotland

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Head about 10 miles west of Thurso and as you pass Dounreay nuclear power station it's on the right, follow the signposts.

English (Translate this text in English): Head about 10 miles west of Thurso and as you pass Dounreay nuclear power station it's on the right, follow the signposts.

English (Translate this text in English): Head about 10 miles west of Thurso and as you pass Dounreay nuclear power station it's on the right, follow the signposts.

English (Translate this text in English): Head about 10 miles west of Thurso and as you pass Dounreay nuclear power station it's on the right, follow the signposts.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomFlat rocks

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

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

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Pollution

 Additional Information

Park respectfully right in front of the spot. Nice clean lefts peel from the reef or from the harbour wall on real big days. Good beachie for beginners as well.

English (Translate this text in English): Park respectfully right in front of the spot. Nice clean lefts peel from the reef or from the harbour wall on real big days. Good beachie for beginners as well.

English (Translate this text in English): Park respectfully right in front of the spot. Nice clean lefts peel from the reef or from the harbour wall on real big days. Good beachie for beginners as well.

English (Translate this text in English): Park respectfully right in front of the spot. Nice clean lefts peel from the reef or from the harbour wall on real big days. Good beachie for beginners as well.

Atmosphere

Sandside will be working when the more well known spots are being blown out, bit of a fight to hold the take off spot due to rips but all in all a very good wave. Nice and sheltered.

English (Translate this text in English): Sandside will be working when the more well known spots are being blown out, bit of a fight to hold the take off spot due to rips but all in all a very good wave. Nice and sheltered.

English (Translate this text in English): Sandside will be working when the more well known spots are being blown out, bit of a fight to hold the take off spot due to rips but all in all a very good wave. Nice and sheltered.

English (Translate this text in English): Sandside will be working when the more well known spots are being blown out, bit of a fight to hold the take off spot due to rips but all in all a very good wave. Nice and sheltered.

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By Anonymous , 27-02-2007

you first - ,,,why dont you go in, looks sweet! barrels n all... we'll be right here watching and laughing!!

By anonymous , 30-04-2006

so.. - ..what happens if you surf here. do you get an extra arm and come out with a green glow around you?..and is it just this spot? or does it affect other spots too.. and like a kjadilion more questions, trying to figure out why somebody crowned this spot a good place to surf..when the only picture posted is a sign with a radioactive warning. Or is it just to keep people away.. But then come questions as ; if g-land was radioactive , would you surf it.? . yeah , i'm just a curious little rino.

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