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bogg's photo of Scarborough - South Bay

Average rating of 4.42 from 57 votes

Scarborough - South Bay

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Scarborough - South Bay

Date Taken: 29th October 2008. 13803 page views since 17th November 2008.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5.5ft 12s 348.62°     12
mph
Sunny 40°f
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scott rogerson Sep 18, 2009 Rating: 0

hey...thats me on the outside !!! the east coast on the best day of last year.slightly deceiving photo.there are two waves here the outer peak which is a very hollow 80yd dream, then where the rest of the guys are is the point break very long but mellow comaped to the outside indicator .once in a blue moon they connect ,ive made it through once in twenty years ...prepare to get slammed hard trying though !!! best when the beaches start to close out above 6/8 ft mark .can get packed when good !!

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penguinish06 Nov 23, 2008 Rating: 2

yum

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joep96 Nov 23, 2008 Rating: 0

they are that far away because they're stoked of this awesome wave dude

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PSALM 77:19 Nov 23, 2008 Rating: -1

surfers are pretty far from the peak weenies

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vidving Nov 22, 2008 Rating: 9

i love winter surfing!!!

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westmonster Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 2

Ah, virgin grommet sacrifice...good times, good times.

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sqirl Nov 21, 2008 Rating: -1

No it is not because of the plate margin, what poppycock...It is the friggin east coast wave gremlins. They use there magic powers to magically transform great surf into side shore crap 364 days a year. We east coast surfers have to sacrifice a virgin grommet to the gremlins once a year just to get that one day of glassy overhead surf. Well worth it.

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stylin mike Nov 21, 2008 Rating: -7

I'd say that part of the reason the US East Coast doesn't get the big surf is because the plate margin on the Atlantic side is passive, which results in a long, gradual rise from the ocean floor to shore. Larger swells, when they come, are probably broken down a bit during the approach. That's just my personal theory, though.

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El Rey de las Olasl Nov 20, 2008 Rating: 0

sickness to the maximum

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detroitrkcity Nov 20, 2008 Rating: 8

Melbourne bch.Fla.

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detroitrkcity Nov 20, 2008 Rating: 9

Ahh, did notice the reef,& shortly thereafter, the set about to do some clean'n!

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Papa Chambo Nov 20, 2008 Rating: -3

Yes VA, groundswell comes down from the North between UK and Scandinavia with some top set ups all the way down on both sides and a low key, but hardcore surf scene. I once made the mistake of moving to Bermuda on the same assumption you mention about thousands of miles of sea off Florida, but I did not do my homework and found out about something called the 'Bermuda high' preventing the production of waves in that part of the world for, well, most of the time outside the occasional hurricane swell. I came home 4 months later but met a nice group of surfers out there.....I think there are about 6 on the island altogether.

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Bongo138 Nov 20, 2008 Rating: -1

Nah Squirl, its a bit more like " eeh by gum, lad" where that photo was taken. They do get some reet good waves in Yorkshire though, cracking shot.

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sqirl Nov 19, 2008 Rating: 0

Ha Ha that is really how they talk isnt it. I can just see some other surfers showing up and there all wearing top hats and monacles saying..."This is poppycock where is the fish and chips ol' chum"

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sixfoot Nov 19, 2008 Rating: 10

cracking setup, 4 guys out - well, you don't even need to come over to Ireland to get your waves when you've got that at home!

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MantaWave Nov 19, 2008 Rating: -1

You get waves like that on the East Coast!? We have thousands of miles of open ocean on the East Coast (U.S.) and NOTHING like that. (ok. Hatteras once in a while) You Brits got it made.

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Portpipe Nov 19, 2008 Rating: 8

thats a rather spiffing wave over yonder dear boy, i say, i'm rather perplexed by the old beefy reefy protruding from where id like to be dropping my fins. its just not cricket

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fhflipper Nov 19, 2008 Rating: 5

HAHA Tomjoy - I still own copyright and want 20% from all proceeds... Squirl: I am only a pretend pommie - I am from Cape Town but living in London for a while, unfortunately !! But the UK isnt too bad - had a few really great surfs and in general the people are good fun.

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fhflipper Nov 19, 2008 Rating: 1

HAHA Tomjoy - I still own copyright and want 20% from all proceeds... Squirl: I am only a pretend pommie - I am from Cape Town but living in London for a while, unfortunately !!

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sqirl Nov 19, 2008 Rating: -1

I would put it on my bumper. I am thinking of converting to british I wonder how much that operation would cost and could I ever get used to saying "lymie", "chum" and having madonna living on the same Island.

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Mrpuzzle Nov 19, 2008 Rating: 8

fhflipper - I gonna make a bumper sticker of that, brilliant!!! "Keep charging - even if it hurts sometimes !!"

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fhflipper Nov 19, 2008 Rating: -1

LOL chenson - they may be shaking their heads, but hes thinking 'bunch of p*ssies'... If everyone sat back and shook their heads, surfing wouldnt be what it is today. Keep charging - even if it hurts sometimes !!

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catfish Nov 19, 2008 Rating: 7

Great shot, enjoy the sepia grey, moody vibe. That looks like sick little reef there, get on it!

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chenson Nov 19, 2008 Rating: 7

look closer fellas, that peak is treacherous territory. the guys on the inside are watching their buddy and shaking their heads.

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chenson Nov 19, 2008 Rating: 0

look closer fellas, that peak is treacherous territory. the guys on the inside are watching their buddy and shaking their heads.

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WA Nov 19, 2008 Rating: -1

all three of you should be ashamed of yourselves! or 'you're stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it'!!

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Ray Stacy Nov 18, 2008 Rating: 0

I'd rather deal with the cold then the crowd! the pic is off the charts!

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sponger79 Nov 18, 2008 Rating: 0

Dead of winter, 5 or 6 degrees maybe. Not nice!

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Squammy1220 Nov 18, 2008 Rating: 8

Yeah, thats about what it is here in New England at the moment too. How cold does the water get during the winter?

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Bongo138 Nov 18, 2008 Rating: -2

Cold? it's a balmy 10-11 degrees c in the North Sea just now. As Chopper says "Harden the fuck up"

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The Dizz Nov 18, 2008 Rating: 1

looks unbelievably cold ill stick to the tropical paradise

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Squammy1220 Nov 18, 2008 Rating: -1

That looks incredible. I'd love to surf that.

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