I pretty much go to Coldingham once every week (with the light fading now it's dark by the time I would get there after work (2 hrs from Glasgow!! damn!))
I'ts been really flat this summer apart from a few days but it's starting to get going now (check out the recent pictures on magicseaweed.com). The waves are breaking really close in at the mo but I reckon that's due to the flat summer building up all the sand? I only started surfing last November and was going regularly throughout the winter and if you go then I dont think you'll be disappointed (just bring a 5mm suit with boots, gloves and possibly a hood!!
After the surf pop into St Vedas Hotel for defrosting! Great place and Steve who runs it is an all round good guy. There's a bar and a shop for any hire, wax etc etc.