About Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh is the epicentre of the East Coast scene with a large hardcore crew and many of Scotland's top surfers started here. The Broch – as it is known locally – translates as the Fort. This crescent shaped beach faces N/NE so picks up plenty of swell, working on all tides. The western harbour end is home to a good quality left point breaking over boulders at high tide. Philorth at the eastern end is a beach break with fun peaks.

Source: Fraserburgh Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beach great for all when small, points best left to experienced surfers.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive. Relaxed if respectful.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Large local crew who wait through the cold flat spells for the good days - follow etiquette.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Good quality waves when all the factors come together.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Hard work when big.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Mostly OK, can be sewage after rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Crowded when good, rips.

Access

There's a car park at the western harbour end and a few parking areas all along the bay.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

September - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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