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Dunnet Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Dunnet Bay Spot ID

Dunnet Head, Dunnet Bay photo

Dunnet Bay

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.7 °C

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Friday, 16 November 2018, 05:17 Local time
Friday 16
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 11 10 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 15
S 15
SSE 20
Wind State cross-

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Dunnet Bay on the North Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is also a right hand reef break.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Beware of rips and rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Dunnet Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wick, 24 km from Dunnet Bay.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
8.8 °C

Current weather near Dunnet Bay

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 27 miles from Dunnet Bay.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.9
Dominant period (s) 10.5 11.1 11.8 11.1

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Overall Dunnet Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Town and city forecasts close to Dunnet Bay:

  • Closest city location
    86 mi
  • Second closest city location
    109 mi
  • Third closest city location
    148 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    152 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    167 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Dunnet Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Dunnet Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Dunnet Bay and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
Dunnet Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Dunnet Bay, Scot - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Dunnet Bay sea temperature, Dunnet Bay photographs, Dunnet Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Dunnet Bay webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and Dunnet 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 Dunnet Bay.