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Cruden Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.8

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Cruden Bay Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.5 °C

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Sunday, 18 August 2019, 03:29 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 35
SSW 45
S 40
SSW 45
Wind State cross-

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Cruden Bay on the East Coast is a quite exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Methlick, 24 km from Cruden Bay.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Cruden Bay

Buoy Data:

At Moray Firth WaveNet Site, 67 miles from Cruden Bay.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 4.3 4.1 4.1 3.9

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Overall Cruden Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Cruden Bay:

  • Closest city location
    19 mi
  • Second closest city location
    78 mi
  • Third closest city location
    89 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    92 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    98 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Cruden Bay is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cruden Bay is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO), also in U.k, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Dundee Airport (DND) in U.k, 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Cruden Bay and is 132 km (82 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cruden Bay, Scot - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Cruden Bay sea temperature, Cruden Bay photographs, Cruden Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cruden Bay webcams, current wind from Scot - East Coast live weather stations and Cruden Bay 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 Cruden Bay.