Kitesurfing on the East Coast of Scotland

For the purpose of this guide, Eastern Scotland starts just North of the Scottish border in Scottish Borders, and continues North to the uppermost boundary of Moray. North of this are the Scottish Highlands.

Climate

The East of Scotland is more exposed to the continental polar air mass which brings cold dry air, compared to the wetter, milder climate of the West Coast.

Wind Conditions

Though not as windy as Western Scotland, the East Coast of Scotland still enjoys a reliable wind record. Although the UK’s predominant wind direction is from the West, the East Coast has venues for Easterly and Westerly directions of wind.

Our Favourite Kitesurfing Spots on the East Coast of Scotland

Despite trying to arrange a road trip for at least 3 years, we haven’t yet made it to Scotland. All of our data has been kindly supplied by fellow kitesurfers. If you’d like to tell us about your favourite spot on the East Coast of Scotland, drop us and line and we’ll post your comments.

Our full list of guides for the East Coast of Scotland is below (or you can use the map at the top of the page):

Longniddry

Longniddry

Longniddry is a small village in East Lothian, just a few miles from Edinburgh. It has a relatively small wind direction range, but when it’s on it’s really good.

Cramond

Cramond

Cramond is a seaside village, now part of suburban Edinburgh. It offers excellent flat water shredding for experienced riders at a scenic location.

Pettycur/Burnt Island

Pettycur/Burnt Island

Pettycur Bay is at Kinghorn, a pretty fishing village in Fife, on the opposite side of the estuary to Edinburgh. On a SW or SSW wind you can expect butter smooth flat water.