About Thurso East

Scotland’s premier righthand reefbreak and a world-class barrel on its day. In NW swells at mid tide a relatively simple drop leads into one of the longest, hollowest rides in Europe. Even the biggest W swells won’t get in without a touch of N; WNW swells are hollowest and the more N in the swell the mellower the wave. SW winds blow into the barrel and bump it up but it can still be fun in an onshore.

As crowds increase, locals are less tolerant of groups and those that don’t wait their turn. Park responsibly in farmyard in front of the break, as there's not much room with the new barn. Alternatively, park by the harbour in town and paddle out in the peat-stained river that brings seriously cold water to the line-up in winter.

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Stormrider Guide for Thurso East
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Right-hand break over submerged reef Right-hand break over submerged reef
  • Rock Ledge Rock Ledge
  • NW - N NW - N
  • South Easterly South Easterly
  • 20 3 Swell Range 3 - 20ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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