OK guy's heres the skinny on this beach. The reef at the north end of the beach works as much as a coal miner in Castleford. The real wave is where the road from Whitby meets the beach. It is a mid to high tide break with a steep pebble beach. If you get this on the right day it's a balls to the wall righthander. On a big day stay in the pub you will not get out. Stay wet. Mac
Came here in August 2003, I usually surf Hells mouth but my mates pushed me to go east. I couldn't believe what I saw, 3-5ft clean and the best waves I've ever seen, I tried to get out, went over the falls then my board smacked me on the back of the neck, got concussed and thought I was in wales for the drive home. this place is amazing, but it could kill you. Awesome.
Can produce some of the best beachbreak waves north of Whitby with various banks producing punchy hollow waves either side of high tide. Best from Mid to high tide on the push with a S/SW wind. Respect the locals and a good session will be had.
At the left hand side of the bay (The Caves) there is a long mellow left breaking over a smooth reef. An easy paddle out and works best mid tide up to about 5 foot. The main beach can be heavy and hollow with a nasty shore break at times. It is a hard paddle out if it's big.
I surfed 2 days up there this summer. It was a fun wave with light side shore wind but before nightfall, it turned off shore and then the beach break was fantastic: plenty of glassy barrels to catch. Better than most of my surfing days in Cornwall.