Scarborough a “must visit” destination for Surfers

When conditions are right, the Yorkshire coast rivals the more renowned surfing centres of the southwest, with a range of surf spots for novices and experts alike. Yorkshire has become known as one of the top UK surf destinations, as the popularity of east coast surfing has soared.

All levels are catered for, with ideal learner waves at North Bay, South Bay, and Cayton Bay around the seaside resort of Scarborough. In recent years many professional surfers have visited the Yorkshire coast when the conditions are prime, and experience awesome conditions that come close to matching those of the surf meccas of Cornwall and the southwest.

Winds blowing off the land play a crucial part in surfing and on the Yorkshire coast the prevailing wind is south-westerly – a surfer’s dream when combined with a northerly swell. Sometimes when Cornwall surf is flat, Yorkshire is firing big time.

Whether you’re a student or just need to improve your technique, a variety of surf schools are on hand to help push your abilities and get you to the next level. In fact, people are making trips from as far as Cornwall, as our waves are better than theirs! And what’s good for the surfers is also good for our economy.

Our waves are really world-class, why? Because of our utterly unique location. Scarborough faces east and low pressure pushes the northerly swells down. When the coastline gets westerly winds, these hold the surf up longer. 

With professional guidance in either a group lesson or on a one-to-one basis, you’ll be surfing quickly and safely at this stunning beachside location!

The best time for beginners are through the autumn months were the waves are more consistent, and the beaches are less crowded. The more adventurous and experienced surfers might prefer the winter months when the waves are likely to be at their biggest.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a board and let’s dive in!

Booking at The Sands will be the ideal base to enjoy the region’s best spots, no need to look at online for the swell is doing, simply look out your balcony to see what the waves are doing and be out there in seconds!

We cater to individuals to large groups wanting to share the apartments and cost. Group discounts can apply. Just get in touch…