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Balmedie ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Balmedie Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.2 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 18:05 Local time
Wednesday 23Thu
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
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Balmedie on the East Coast is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Balmedie Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At rural street Foveran wx, 3 km from Balmedie.


Air temperature
2.1 °C

Current weather near Balmedie

Buoy Data:

At Moray Firth WaveNet Site, 68 miles from Balmedie.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 16.7 15.4 16.7 15.4

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Overall Balmedie Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Balmedie:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    68 mi
  • Third closest city location
    82 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    85 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    88 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Balmedie is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Balmedie is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO), also in U.k, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Third is Dundee Airport (DND) in U.k, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k is 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Balmedie and is 126 km (78 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Balmedie, Scot - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Balmedie sea temperature, Balmedie photographs, Balmedie detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Balmedie webcams, current wind from Scot - East Coast live weather stations and Balmedie tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Balmedie.