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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Sandsend

UK, East England

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 Access

(with difficulty) go to whitby and follow the signs to teeside and you cant miss it it will be sign posted on the way you enter down a steep hill...good luck

English (Translate this text in English): (with difficulty) go to whitby and follow the signs to teeside and you cant miss it it will be sign posted on the way you enter down a steep hill...good luck

English (Translate this text in English): (with difficulty) go to whitby and follow the signs to teeside and you cant miss it it will be sign posted on the way you enter down a steep hill...good luck

English (Translate this text in English): (with difficulty) go to whitby and follow the signs to teeside and you cant miss it it will be sign posted on the way you enter down a steep hill...good luck

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Its an open area all areas are good but if you enter the water directly in front of the car park there are some monster waves with good barrels its got a nasty current that pulls you out pretty fast if your young or inexperienced but experienced surfers should have a good solid surf inexperienced surfers should stick close to the shore.

Locals are cool make an effort they will make one back.

Good surf shop in whitby (Zero Gravity).

English (Translate this text in English): Its an open area all areas are good but if you enter the water directly in front of the car park there are some monster waves with good barrels its got a nasty current that pulls you out pretty fast if your young or inexperienced but experienced surfers should have a good solid surf inexperienced surfers should stick close to the shore.<br /><br />Locals are cool make an effort they will make one back.<br /><br />Good surf shop in whitby (Zero Gravity).

English (Translate this text in English): Its an open area all areas are good but if you enter the water directly in front of the car park there are some monster waves with good barrels its got a nasty current that pulls you out pretty fast if your young or inexperienced but experienced surfers should have a good solid surf inexperienced surfers should stick close to the shore.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Locals are cool make an effort they will make one back.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Good surf shop in whitby (Zero Gravity).

English (Translate this text in English): Its an open area all areas are good but if you enter the water directly in front of the car park there are some monster waves with good barrels its got a nasty current that pulls you out pretty fast if your young or inexperienced but experienced surfers should have a good solid surf inexperienced surfers should stick close to the shore.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Locals are cool make an effort they will make one back.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Good surf shop in whitby (Zero Gravity).

Atmosphere

this is one quality surf spot with very few people its a nice quiet town with some nice pubs and resterants the swell is massive at times with some amazing barrels i strongly recommend coming here for a day out. have fun.
Come for a weekend camp or b&b surf the weekend and hit pubs in whitby on saturday night.

English (Translate this text in English): this is one quality surf spot with very few people its a nice quiet town with some nice pubs and resterants the swell is massive at times with some amazing barrels i strongly recommend coming here for a day out. have fun.<br />Come for a weekend camp or b&amp;b surf the weekend and hit pubs in whitby on saturday night.

English (Translate this text in English): this is one quality surf spot with very few people its a nice quiet town with some nice pubs and resterants the swell is massive at times with some amazing barrels i strongly recommend coming here for a day out. have fun.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Come for a weekend camp or b&amp;amp;b surf the weekend and hit pubs in whitby on saturday night.

English (Translate this text in English): this is one quality surf spot with very few people its a nice quiet town with some nice pubs and resterants the swell is massive at times with some amazing barrels i strongly recommend coming here for a day out. have fun.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Come for a weekend camp or b&amp;amp;amp;b surf the weekend and hit pubs in whitby on saturday night.

General

Best beach in the area. Starts a 1-2ft and hold 6ft or bigger if you can handel long paddles.

Banks can be good at the moment they are not very good. but this may change

weak left under cliffs usually full of groms and longboards - 2 hours after low for 2 hours , then get out or face getting smashed in to the rock caves by the swell.

English (Translate this text in English): Best beach in the area. Starts a 1-2ft and hold 6ft or bigger if you can handel long paddles.<br /><br />Banks can be good at the moment they are not very good. but this may change<br /><br />weak left under cliffs usually full of groms and longboards - 2 hours after low for 2 hours , then get out or face getting smashed in to the rock caves by the swell.

English (Translate this text in English): Best beach in the area. Starts a 1-2ft and hold 6ft or bigger if you can handel long paddles.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Banks can be good at the moment they are not very good. but this may change&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;weak left under cliffs usually full of groms and longboards - 2 hours after low for 2 hours , then get out or face getting smashed in to the rock caves by the swell.

English (Translate this text in English): Best beach in the area. Starts a 1-2ft and hold 6ft or bigger if you can handel long paddles.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Banks can be good at the moment they are not very good. but this may change&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;weak left under cliffs usually full of groms and longboards - 2 hours after low for 2 hours , then get out or face getting smashed in to the rock caves by the swell.

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Sandsend
By roberto appleby
Jul 19, 2011
looks better than it is - On the approach from whitby where all the cars park by the side of the road about 400m  from river mouth, as the waves start to get bigger away from the protection of the headland in a northerly swell. A short paddle out with fast waves and stro
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By Rain Magnet
Sep 13, 2008
First Outing with BZ - Good first outing - great weather. Managed to get one great wave - felt like I was going supersonic (til I hit the beach!)   Good fun - just need to work on the timing. Only problem was the difficulty getting back into
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By ebbsy
Oct 21, 2006
Perfect Waves ...See Pictures -  
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By pete williamson , 05-08-2007

So Much for Respect - LOCALS: Your all sad pathetic inbred idiots. I heard this spot had a reputation but WOW. That's all i will say.

By Anonymous , 28-11-2006

Still Flat - Been flat again for 4 weeks.1 or 2 small 1 day swells but thats it ! and this is supposed to be the best season.

By Anonymous , 06-07-2006

Flat - Its been flat (not above 2ft) for past 8 weeks.But I hear there is swell due the weekend. One of those swells that doesn't show on the chart, the locals know what type of swell I mean.

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