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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 (calm at Lochinver 50 km from Balnakiel Bay). 1.7m 10 s period swell from NNE with an additional 0.5m 11 s period swell from NNW
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Balnakiel Bay Surf Forecast / Scot – North Coast / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 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 11.0 °C (Statistics for 22 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.8 min: 9.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3
NNE
2.5
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3
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3
NNW
4
NW
4.5
NW
4
NNW
4
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5.5
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NNW
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1.7
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1.4
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2.2
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4.5
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3
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2.1
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1.1
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Period(s) (?)101010111012121114131312121211121110121010910
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)11251375155224133005555339594142129119075130158707556821479867862750435134248101707747265
Wind
(km/h)
15
WSW
5
ENE
30
NNW
30
WNW
40
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35
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35
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40
WNW
55
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40
NW
55
NW
45
NW
35
NW
5
NW
5
WNW
20
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25
N
15
N
35
NNW
45
NNE
30
NNE
15
N
30
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassoncrosscrosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

9:59PM
3.36
10:13AM
3.49

10:38PM
3.15
10:53AM
3.31

11:25PM
2.95
11:40AM
3.13

12:21AM
2.79

12:39PM
3.00
1:34AM
2.73

1:50PM
2.96
2:51AM
2.82

3:02PM
3.05

3:57AM
3.03
4:04PM
3.25

Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:52PM
0.64

4:02AM
0.84
4:32PM
0.81

4:39AM
1.04
5:15PM
1.00

5:23AM
1.24

6:08PM
1.15
6:19AM
1.41

7:15PM
1.23
7:31AM
1.49

8:28PM
1.17
8:50AM
1.44

9:33PM
0.99
9:57AM
1.25

10:30PM
0.73

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)
-18241263119108214173157--1
High °C
65444545777655477568776
Low °C
54444445676654465567766
Chill °C (?)
34-1-1-20-20221001322214343
Sunrise
--8:26--8:29--8:30--8:33--8:34--8:37--8:38--
Sunset
3:45--3:42--3:41--3:40--3:37--3:37--3:36--3:34-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 83mm), heaviest during Wed night. Low air temperatures (max 7°C on Sat morning, min 4°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, near gales from the NW by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Tue night, min 4°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the N 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