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


Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive. Relaxed if respectful.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

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

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Good quality waves when all the factors come together.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Hard work when big.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Mostly OK, can be sewage after rains.

Additional Information


Crowded when good, rips.


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



Best Season

September - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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