Surfing in Philorth, Aberdeenshire, Northeastern Scotland United Kingdom

April - October
Maximum wave height:
2.5 m / 8.2 ft
Best wind:
South / Southeastern
Philorth is a village, located close to Fraserburgh and recommended for many water-sports such as surfing. Expect large waves for extra powerful surfing speed.

Philorth is a great place for many water-sports such as surfing. Conditions here vary, the spot is mostly friendly for beginners and also adventurous enough for the experienced ones. The beach is formed mostly by a thick layer of sand and because of its length you will easily find your favorite spot.

Very close to Fraserburgh, there are many amusement places close to the beach, places to stay and eat. Friendly enough for every visitor weather-wise, Philorth is a place with constant wind blow. Add to that you may find good swell from any wind direction, but some surfers say that the south, southeasterly will guarantee perfect swelling height up to 2.5 m / 8 ft. Only hazard is that although the place is sandy, you should be aware of strong undercurrent.