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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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 Sewer Pipe

UK, North Scotland

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 Access

Drive down to the breakers, there is a car park there, then paddle out.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down to the breakers, there is a car park there, then paddle out.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down to the breakers, there is a car park there, then paddle out.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down to the breakers, there is a car park there, then paddle out.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Shit pipe

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomBoulders

Power

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

The pipe isn't as full on as it's sister Thurso east but it's still quite a nice wave.
There are a few boulders lying around but don't worry to much about them as the kelp stops you from hiting them. The wave can peak in 2 places it just depends on the swell direction.

English (Translate this text in English): The pipe isn't as full on as it's sister Thurso east but it's still quite a nice wave.<br />There are a few boulders lying around but don't worry to much about them as the kelp stops you from hiting them. The wave can peak in 2 places it just depends on the swell direction.

English (Translate this text in English): The pipe isn't as full on as it's sister Thurso east but it's still quite a nice wave.&lt;br &#47;&gt;There are a few boulders lying around but don't worry to much about them as the kelp stops you from hiting them. The wave can peak in 2 places it just depends on the swell direction.

English (Translate this text in English): The pipe isn't as full on as it's sister Thurso east but it's still quite a nice wave.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;There are a few boulders lying around but don't worry to much about them as the kelp stops you from hiting them. The wave can peak in 2 places it just depends on the swell direction.

Atmosphere

There's a mellow left hander and a full on right hander cold water and don't let the name put you off as it's not as bad as it sounds.

It's got a local crew so most of the time you have the wave not too crowded but always respect the locals!

Its more of a deep water spot so the hold downs can be longer than a similar sized wave at Thurso East. (Because theres not as much slab to slow it down. It can get fairly heavy at bigger sizes.

English (Translate this text in English): There's a mellow left hander and a full on right hander cold water and don't let the name put you off as it's not as bad as it sounds.<br /><br />It's got a local crew so most of the time you have the wave not too crowded but always respect the locals!

Its more of a deep water spot so the hold downs can be longer than a similar sized wave at Thurso East. (Because theres not as much slab to slow it down. It can get fairly heavy at bigger sizes.

English (Translate this text in English): There's a mellow left hander and a full on right hander cold water and don't let the name put you off as it's not as bad as it sounds.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's got a local crew so most of the time you have the wave not too crowded but always respect the locals!

Its more of a deep water spot so the hold downs can be longer than a similar sized wave at Thurso East. (Because theres not as much slab to slow it down. It can get fairly heavy at bigger sizes.

English (Translate this text in English): There's a mellow left hander and a full on right hander cold water and don't let the name put you off as it's not as bad as it sounds.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's got a local crew so most of the time you have the wave not too crowded but always respect the locals!

Its more of a deep water spot so the hold downs can be longer than a similar sized wave at Thurso East. (Because theres not as much slab to slow it down. It can get fairly heavy at bigger sizes.

General

It's good for the less experienced surfer or if Thurso East is a bit too crowded the pipe is usually a good place to surf although it's by no means a low quality wave.

English (Translate this text in English): It's good for the less experienced surfer or if Thurso East is a bit too crowded the pipe is usually a good place to surf although it's by no means a low quality wave.

English (Translate this text in English): It's good for the less experienced surfer or if Thurso East is a bit too crowded the pipe is usually a good place to surf although it's by no means a low quality wave.

English (Translate this text in English): It's good for the less experienced surfer or if Thurso East is a bit too crowded the pipe is usually a good place to surf although it's by no means a low quality wave.

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By brad , 25-01-2005

Love sewer pipe - Surfed thurso in march 2004 but it good to big for me so went to the pipe had a 4 hour session and loved every wave

By new quay guy , 22-07-2004

nice.......... - i traveled up to thurso 3 years ago to surf the famous thurso east but it was just 2 imtidating for me so i surfed the pipe instead and iv got 2 say that this spot is very under rated it is 1 of the best waves iv ever surfed and i would recomend surfing it 2 any1

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