Surfing is generally considered a year-round activity in Scotland, and most surfing spots are suitable only for skilled and well-experienced surfers. Famous surfing spots are usually overcrowded during a good swell during the high season that falls during summer months. However, many experienced surfers claim that even though summer is warmer, chilly autumn and winter days bring the coolest swells.
Moreover, there are nice opportunities for pro's and beginners in autumn, and the ocean is less crowded. Inexperienced surfers may learn the thrilling sport in the southeastern beaches in Pease Bay, whereas true adrenaline-seakers and keen surfers should opt for challenging rocky Thurso East renowned for the best waves in Europe. The best time for surfing in Scotland is from mid-October to mid-November. Though some surf spots have different seasons, like popular Lunan Bay offers its best surfing during winter and spring.