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Balnakiel Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Balnakiel Bay (light winds from the WNW at Harbour Kinlochbervie wx 21 km from Balnakiel Bay). 2.7m 15 s period swell from WNW with 0.7m 4 s period wind swell from WNW
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21 km away, 33 min ago

Light
9.7 km/h
WNW
4.6
8.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Balnakiel Bay Surf Forecast / Scot – North Coast / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 18 Jan 2018 GMT

Balnakiel Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Balnakiel Bay sea temperature is 8.5 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 8.3 max: 9.2 min: 7.2 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
WNW
2.5
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2.5
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2.5
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2.5
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2.5
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2.2
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1.7
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2.5
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2.1
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Period(s) (?)151413131314131211107131415141313141514141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)375628702103190119012148153287636375533382639743816205627231538224847392505194920611884
Wind
(km/h)
20
W
25
W
25
WSW
20
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20
W
15
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20
NW
15
W
20
SE
45
SSE
45
W
40
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25
SW
15
SSE
20
SSW
30
WSW
25
SSE
40
SW
30
SW
30
SW
25
SW
20
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15
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Wind State(?)ononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:53PM
3.62
9:06AM
3.91

9:26PM
3.58
9:38AM
3.87

10:00PM
3.50
10:11AM
3.79

10:35PM
3.40
10:46AM
3.67

11:15PM
3.28
11:26AM
3.52

12:02AM
3.16

12:13PM
3.36
12:59AM
3.05


Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:48PM
0.39
2:54AM
0.50

3:21PM
0.39

3:26AM
0.54
3:55PM
0.43

3:59AM
0.63
4:30PM
0.51

4:34AM
0.76
5:07PM
0.62

5:13AM
0.91
5:49PM
0.74

6:00AM
1.06

6:42PM
0.86
7:00AM
1.20

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Balnakiel Bay blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
4433434537877587101076667
Low °C
43323344247765476766567
Chill °C (?)
0-1-2-20-102-123232336631224
Sunrise
8:51--8:49--8:48--8:45--8:45--8:42--8:41--8:38-
Sunset
-4:07--4:09--4:12--4:14--4:16--4:19--4:21--4:23
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Fri night. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Sun afternoon, min 2°C on Fri morning). Mainly strong winds.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Tue afternoon, min 4°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the SW by Tue night).

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Information about the Balnakiel Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Balnakiel Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Balnakiel Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Balnakiel Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Balnakiel Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Balnakiel Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Scotland - North Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Balnakiel Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Scotland - North Coast, consider staying in Scrabster which is 72 km (45 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Wick which is 99 km (61 miles) away