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 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Scotland – North Coast, UK)


Gills Bay Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.5 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 08:17 Local time

Saturday 18
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 9 9 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
W 5
Wind State off glass glass cross-

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Gills Bay in Scotland - North Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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Tide Times:

For Skarfskerry, 7 km from Gills Bay.

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Gills Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wick Airport, 22 km from Gills Bay.


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Current weather near Gills Bay

Overall Gills Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Gills Bay:

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Closest break Tang Head 3 mi
Second closest break Skarfskerry 4 mi
Third closest break Freswick Bay 5 mi
Fourth closest break Skirza Harbour 5 mi
Fifth closest break Ham 6 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Gills Bay:

Closest wave buoy K7 Buoy 150 mi
Second closest wave buoy North Sea 2 Buoy 168 mi
Third closest wave buoy North Sea 3 Buoy 168 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy North Sea 4 Buoy 177 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy North Sea 1 Buoy 192 mi

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

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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

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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
  • 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.


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