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Gullane Windsurfing Guide

General info

beginner, intermediate, advanced
Beach faces
Best wind
W, NW, N
Tidal range

Windsurfing ratings


Gullane is a favourite spot for many Edinburgh sailors. The beach has clean sand and clean water. Provides excellent slalom blasting / bump and jump action in westerly / north-westerly winds.

The conditions are usually pretty flat close to the shore, with the swell growing the further into the channel you sail. If the wind direction is more northerly, the waves are closer to the shore, and often there can be small rideable waves at the east end of the beach. 

If the wind has any south in it, then Gullane will be quite sheltered close to shore and it will be slightly off shore, so rig a wee bit smaller than you think.

(Thanks to Mark for the description information


During Westerly and north westerly winds - great slalom blasting.


There aren't any rocks to look out for, although at high tide care should be taken at the west end of the beach, where there are one or two obvious ones.

Directions to Gullane

There is a car park very close to the beach, with a short path to the beach itself.