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A short high-speed ferry trip from Gills Bay to Stromness on Mainland in the Orkney Islands will uncover some more great waves breaking over slabs of slate and sedimentary rock. Picks up W-N Atlantic swells plus NE-SE North Sea swells on the eastern islands although they remain unsurfed. Winds are strong and constant so getting the required E winds takes patience. Highlights include Skara Brae, a long consistent left point opposite Skail Bay an equally long perfect righthander over flat reef. Further north around Marwick are moody slab reefs that amplify the swell and a boulder right point. These are just the known, easy to get to spots and the potential is enormous.

  • Low to Mid Tide
  • Right-hand break over submerged reef
  • Sand
  • W - NW
  • Easterly
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