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Farr Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Farr Bay Spot ID

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Farr Bay

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Farr Bay

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.6 °C

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 15:07 Local time
Wednesday 17Thu
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
W 20
W 20
Wind State cross-

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Farr Bay on the North Coast is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Armadale Bay, 9 km from Farr Bay.

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Farr Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Strathy wx, 13 km from Farr Bay.

light winds from the WSW

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
10.6 °C

Current weather near Farr Bay

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 44 miles from Farr Bay.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.7
Dominant period (s) 12.5 13.3 13.3 13.3

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Overall Farr Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Farr Bay Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Farr Bay:

  • Closest city location
    75 mi
  • Second closest city location
    123 mi
  • Third closest city location
    150 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    150 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    166 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Farr Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 66 km (41 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Farr Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Farr Bay and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
Farr Bay break location map and break info

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