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Banff ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Banff Spot ID

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.7 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 12:01 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 5 6
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 35
NW 35
NW 30
Wind State cross-

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Banff on the East Coast is a fairly exposed beach and point break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Best around mid tide. Take care of rips, rocks and pollution.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Banff Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Claymires Turriff wx, 14 km from Banff.


Air temperature
0.8 °C

Current weather near Banff

Buoy Data:

At Moray Firth WaveNet Site, 35 miles from Banff.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 9.5 10.0 - 9.5

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Overall Banff Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Banff:

  • Closest city location
    39 mi
  • Second closest city location
    66 mi
  • Third closest city location
    85 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    94 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    105 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Banff is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Banff is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k. is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Dundee Airport (DND) in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Banff and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Banff, Scot - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Banff sea temperature, Banff photographs, Banff detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Banff webcams, current wind from Scot - East Coast live weather stations and Banff 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 Banff.