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Gills Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

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Gills Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.8 °C

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 17:56 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.7
W
0.6
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0.6
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0.5
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Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 60
SE 60
SE 50
SE 50
SSE
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
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Gills Bay on the North Coast is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Skarfskerry, 7 km from Gills Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Gills Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wick Airport, 22 km from Gills Bay.

moderate winds from the SE

km/h
Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Gills Bay

Overall Gills Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Gills Bay Location Maps

Gills Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Gills Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Gills Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Gills Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Scrabster
    14 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Wick
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kirkwall
    24 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Lossiemouth
    64 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Buckie
    68 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Gills Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    The Lecht (United Kingdom)
    99 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Cairngorm (United Kingdom)
    106 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Glenshee (United Kingdom)
    127 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Nevis Range (United Kingdom)
    141 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom)
    152 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Gills Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Inverness (United Kingdom)
    91 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
    109 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Spittal of Glenshee (United Kingdom)
    126 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Dundee (United Kingdom)
    150 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Perth (United Kingdom)
    155 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Gills Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Gills Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 38 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Gills Bay and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
Gills Bay break location map and break info

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