, on the north-eastern sea board of Scotland, juts into the North Sea and receives swell from deep low pressure systems that spin across the North Atlantic and metastasize in the North Sea. Aberdeen, the countyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name sake has two main spots to surf, first is a three mile stretch of beach just north of the river Dee. It has several banks that work all the way through the tide, although high tide does suffer from groynes in the line up. These were put there to stop erosion and the council has erected No Surfing signs in a bid to prevent injury. Niggs Bay lies just to the south of Aberdeen and is the spot surfers head for when huge north swells close out the main beaches to the north. There is a right point style wave at the north end of the bay and a left at the south which works when thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot east in the swell direction.
Aberdeen City Council is leading a partnership of 15 European cities on a project to improve the quality of city edges where urban cityscape meets the sea and countryside.
Sustainable Urban Fringes (SURF) is a three year project bringing together partners and experts from across the North Sea Region, to develop a common approach towards urban fringe development.
Break Type Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Beach
Ideal for Ã¢â‚¬â€œ All
Wave Breaks - Lefts and Rights
Hazards Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Rips / Groynes at high tides
Swell Direction Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Easterly
Off shore Wind Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Westerly
Tide Ã¢â‚¬â€œ All tides
Water Quality - Good
Lifeguard Service Ã¢â‚¬â€œ No
Surf Club - Yes - www.aslsc.org.uk
Parking Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Free
National Trust Ã¢â‚¬â€œ No
Facilities Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Free Parking / Cafes / Shops