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Barvas (Lewis) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Barvas (Lewis) Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.7 °C

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Friday, 19 October 2018, 19:33 Local time
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Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 13 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
WSW 20
SW 25
Wind State cross-
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Barvas in Lewis is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At sea cliff Garenin wx, 17 km from Barvas (Lewis).

light winds from the WSW

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Air temperature
10.0 °C

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Buoy Data:

At West of Hebrides WaveNet Site, 90 miles from Barvas (Lewis).

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.8
Dominant period (s) 16.7 15.4 15.4 15.4

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  • The closest passenger airport to Barvas (Lewis) is Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k., which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Barvas (Lewis) is Benbecula Airport (BEB) in U.k, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Inverness Airport (INV), also in U.k, 174 km (108 miles) away.
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