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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off winds at Gills Bay are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (strong winds from the SSE at Wick 22 km from Gills Bay). 1.4m 15 s period swell from W with 2.5m 7 s period wind swell from SSE
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22 km away, 48 min ago

Strong
39 km/h
SSE
5.5
9.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Gills Bay Surf Forecast / Scot – North Coast / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 14 Dec 2018 GMT

Gills Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Gills Bay sea temperature is 9.1 °C (Statistics for 14 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 9.4 max: 10.3 min: 8.4 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
W
1.7
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1.4
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1.1
WNW
3
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2.5
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2.3
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1.3
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Period(s) (?)161413221917151413131312121816141413131211105
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Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1290120863311116610383325342032127510771380493437254819639859464594042901187584
Wind
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45
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65
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35
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20
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25
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30
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ESE
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25
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25
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
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cross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:11PM
2.27

4:12AM
1.96
4:08PM
2.18

5:20AM
1.96
5:14PM
2.14

6:25AM
2.04

6:21PM
2.16
7:22AM
2.18

7:21PM
2.26
8:10AM
2.35

8:14PM
2.39
8:53AM
2.52

9:04PM
2.55
9:35AM
2.69

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:53PM
0.80
9:55AM
1.14

10:54PM
0.84
11:06AM
1.17

11:56PM
0.82

12:18PM
1.12
12:54AM
0.74

1:20PM
1.00
1:46AM
0.62

2:13PM
0.82
2:33AM
0.49

3:00PM
0.62

3:19AM
0.36
3:45PM
0.42

Note: the tide data above is for Freswick Bay which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Gills Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Gills Bay blow from the SW.
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Summary
some cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsmod. rainmod. rainlight rainsome cloudsclearclearrain shwrslight rainmod. rainrain shwrssome cloudsclearrain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
8:56--8:56--8:57--8:59--9:00--9:00--9:00--9:02-
Sunset
-3:17--3:17--3:17--3:18--3:18--3:18--3:18--3:18
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Sat night. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Fri night). Mainly severe gales.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (gales from the SSE on Tue morning, light winds from the ESE by Thu night).

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Information about the Gills Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Gills Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Gills Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Gills Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Gills Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Gills Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Scotland - North Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Gills Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Scotland - North Coast, consider staying in Scrabster which is 22 km (14 miles) away. Other places in and around Scotland - North Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Wick which is 24 km (15 miles) away and Kirkwall, 40 km (25 miles) away.