Despite some of the most magnificent beaches and great surf in the world, the Scottish Hebrides are not really surfers’ paradise. But there are some lone pioneers. It was a gorgeously sunny day but pretty breezy on the beautiful beach which seemed to stretch for ever at Machir Bay. Air and water contrasted nicely with the angle of the clouds seeming to reflect the approaching waves.
A couple of surfers took advantage of the waves, despite the cool waters (12°C). This guy is only coming in to drop off his board before going back to bodysurf! A second guy is out by the rocks you can see off the coast. I was really pleased when the lone surfer strode across the surf to the shore, adding a contrasting focal point to the beach scene.
Location: Machir Bay, Islay, Scotland, UK.
On the north west coast of the lovely southern Hebridean island of Islay, a couple of miles from the Kilchoman farm distillery. Well worth a visit for the golden nektar but also for the farm shop and the good eatery in the converted barn.
Latitude: N 55°46,880’ (55°46’52,8”)
Longitude: W 6°27,480’ (6°27’28,8”)
Altitude: 0,00m, Sea level
Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm. Shot in RAW and converted to JPG.