St Andrews East Sands

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Out on the beach its a fun wave and easy for most. Can get really big in winter and usually is then a hard wave but really worth it. Most of the east coast are out there but if it is really good u should try kingsbarns about 15 minutes away.

Relaxed everyones a student and no local mentality, really quiet only me and a couple of mates normally. Mostly longboarders but when it gets big there can be a bunch of shortboarders out.

Additional Info:
It`s a bit mental but when the swells cranking then it goes off and just make sure u turn off the wave before u hit the cliffs! Always keep an eye out on where the peak is. Works most consistently during winter. Can get cold!


Follow signs to St Andrews East Sands. Paddle out in front of the car park or next to the harbour wall. There can be many different peaks that are always changing.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
PowerOrdinary, Fun
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionWest, SouthWest
Swell directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell size3ft-5ft - 10ft+
TideMid and high tide
Tide movementRising tide
WeekFew surfers

Rips / undertow



Nearby spots

6.20 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Bottom:Sandy with rock
Frequency:Sometimes breaks (50 days/year)