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

Overall: 3.2

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Gills Bay Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.7 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 16:12 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 7 9 10 15
Wind (km/h) 35
NW 30
WNW 25
WNW 25
Wind State 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 Freswick Bay, 8 km from Gills Bay.

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Gills Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wick, 22 km from Gills Bay.

moderate winds from the W

Rain and snow or hail
Air temperature
2.5 °C

Current weather near Gills Bay

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 26 miles from Gills Bay.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.0
Dominant period (s) 13.3 6.3 6.7 7.1

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Overall Gills Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Gills Bay:

  • Closest city location
    91 mi
  • Second closest city location
    109 mi
  • Third closest city location
    150 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    155 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    168 mi


  • 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.
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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.