2014-11-20 Scarborough in late November

Paddling around the Castle with Clive in the Swell
Paddling around the Castle in the Swell

I contacted my paddle buddy earlier this week asking if he fancied a paddle on Thursday. I expected him to yes and  lets meet up and have a play at Newark Weir. But instead he came back with why don’t we do something on the North East coast. Well that sounded like a good plan to me. So Thursday saw me picking up my paddle buddy, with the vague intention of maybe going to Filey. As I was driving, my paddle buddy studied the tide tables and the excellent Northern and Isle of Man Guide book by Jim Krawiecki. Unfortunately for us, the tides were not ideal, so we made the snap decision to head for where we could paddle around the North and South bays and have a mess about in the surf and swell.

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The paddle out was fun
The paddle out was fun
Just beginning to break
Just beginning to break
Wave action
Wave action
On a wave
On a wave
Taking a hit
Taking a hit
Landing after a big wave
Landing after a big wave
Scarborough Grand Hotel and Castle
Scarborough Grand Hotel and Castle and me looking for the next big set of waves. It looks flat, but that is misleading!
Scarborough and RNLI Life boat station
Scarborough and RNLI Life boat station
Scarborough Lighthouse
Scarborough Lighthouse

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My GPS track for the day. Not as far as we would normally do in a day at 7.5 miles, but lots of good messing about in the surf. You can see where the was very clearly.

All in all a good days paddling and getting trashed in the surf. The sun even started breaking through. Is it really mid November?

Best days paddling ever.

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