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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 clean conditions at Balnakiel Bay (light winds from the W at Durness Lairg wx 4 km from Balnakiel Bay). 3.3m swell from WNW too big
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8.9 km/h
W
Clean
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Balnakiel Bay Surf Forecast / Scot – North Coast / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 22 Jan 2019 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 8.4 °C (Statistics for 22 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 8.2 max: 8.9 min: 7.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
WNW
3.5
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WNW
2.4
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.8
WNW
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5
WNW
Period(s) (?)151615141312111112121112131313111010111191516
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)5187540941542312153485756042344638910852089409851465251413533362637137957516521043013248
Wind
(km/h)
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
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20
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15
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10
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20
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30
SSW
30
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35
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35
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30
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40
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35
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Wind State(?)oncross-
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High Tide
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8:55PM
4.15
9:10AM
4.47

9:42PM
4.08
9:56AM
4.42

10:29PM
3.93
10:42AM
4.25

11:19PM
3.70
11:32AM
3.98

12:12AM
3.44

12:27PM
3.65
1:11AM
3.21

1:31PM
3.33
2:21AM
3.04

2:46PM
3.10
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:43PM
-0.21
2:58AM
0.05

3:30PM
-0.26

3:43AM
0.13
4:18PM
-0.17

4:29AM
0.29
5:07PM
0.04

5:18AM
0.53
5:58PM
0.33

6:12AM
0.80

6:55PM
0.64
7:14AM
1.05

8:00PM
0.92
8:29AM
1.22

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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
8:45--8:42--8:41--8:38--8:37--8:34--8:33--8:30-
Sunset
-4:16--4:19--4:21--4:23--4:25--4:28--4:30--4:32
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Fri morning, min 3°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 30mm), mostly on Sat night. Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Mon night. Low air temperatures (max 6°C on Sat afternoon, min 1°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Sat night, light winds from the NW by Mon morning).

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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