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A secret Yorkshire reef explodes
All my live I have lived inland. Over the course of the last decade I have experienced a full season of surf on the
most eastern of east Yorkshire coasts and have become accustomed to my `local' surf spot. I have come to the
conclusion that Cayton, whilst being the most isolated surfing town in Yorkshire is also its best blessed.
C locals ripped
ayton has a pioneering and resort town of Cayton traded upon.
adventurous spirit. It comes I In a way Cayton needed to be civilised. It
up over head-
think, from its humble lies in the middle of such an exposed and
surroundings. Its nearest coastal sister nuggetty coastline of twisted folded rock
high hollow
towns are Filey, five miles South in that soft English sensibilities of bowling
Yorkshire and Scarborough, five miles greens, hilly paths, seagulls and sweeping
North in Yorkshire. Because of the huge seafronts is needed to balance it out.
stretch of east facing coastline that
Cayton finds itself positioned in the middle
This sleepy part of the east midlands is
the least populated surfing coasts in
of, its surfers regularly range miles from
home up and down the country.
Yorkshire but it is also the one with the
most exciting and promising places to spinning down
Like the rest of Yorkshire, Cayton has a
explore for solid waves. The reason for
this is the dolomite rock peculiar to the a perfect right
hand bank
very early industrial history. Later Cayton area.
softened into the perfect picture of a
traditional family resort after the Victorians The dolomite rock blesses Cayton with
provided it with a fast railway connection the best reef set ups in Yorkshire. This
to London. Built into the rocks of the east rock was formed millions of years ago,
Yorkshire beach, the remains of another probably deposited in sand waves and
legacy exist; World War Two defences settled onto the seabed. This part of the
which were constructed around the long country is blessed with rough, darker
coastline on which the Town finds shelter sand beaches and intruding blocks of
today. The Victorians civilised the seafront sandstone. The sandstone blocks stick to
with cast iron railings and made wide the sandbars in place and where there is
promenades for taking in the invigorating no sand build shapely reefs over which
sea air whose health benefits the early square waves break.

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Sun and swells rise over the village of Staithes, Yorkshire
There are various beaches and shore reputation for hosting heavy waves but Around this time the first blanks were Other `secret' spots of interest to local
breaks to choose from in Yorkshire; so also due to its complex rock patterns and being blown in town by local shapers and surfers include Staithes.…read more


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