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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 Cross-off winds at Sandwood Bay are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (light winds from the WSW at Durness Lairg wx 19 km from Sandwood Bay). 0.5m 9 s period swell from N with an additional 0.5m 9 s period swell from NNW , plus 1.9m 11 s period wind swell from WSW
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13.7 km/h
WSW
Cross-On
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Balnakiel Bay Surf Forecast / Scot – North Coast / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Wednesday 19 Sep 2018 BST

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 12.8 °C (Statistics for 19 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.9 max: 13.8 min: 11.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
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2
WSW
5
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1.5
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1.8
NNW
2
NNW
2.4
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4
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2.1
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3
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3
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Period(s) (?)1311991211101291112121212121212121215121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)62392041932571607785712154125662714136923002130209614961025799432183970137929932577
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSE
50
W
65
SW
55
WSW
25
WSW
15
NE
35
NW
35
WNW
55
WNW
35
WNW
20
WNW
10
NNE
25
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30
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35
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50
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35
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35
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:03PM
2.85

5:47AM
2.85
6:05PM
3.06

6:38AM
3.07
6:49PM
3.30

7:16AM
3.30

7:26PM
3.55
7:50AM
3.51

7:59PM
3.76
8:22AM
3.68

8:30PM
3.93
8:52AM
3.81

9:01PM
4.03
9:23AM
3.88

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:45AM
1.49

11:30PM
1.28
11:53AM
1.32

12:25AM
1.06
12:40PM
1.10

1:06AM
0.81

1:18PM
0.87
1:41AM
0.57

1:51PM
0.67
2:13AM
0.37

2:23PM
0.50
2:44AM
0.22

2:54PM
0.38
3:14AM
0.14

3:25PM
0.32

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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Rain (mm)
5311332-1523--112-3913113
High °C
11101111111010109101089991010101314151110
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
95678966467755677710111286
Sunrise
6:56--6:58--7:01--7:03--7:05--7:07--7:09--7:11-
Sunset
-7:25--7:22--7:21--7:17--7:15--7:12--7:08--7:06
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 38mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Wed morning, min 8°C on Sat night). Mainly gales.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Tue night, min 7°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Sat night, near gales 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