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Johnshaven ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Johnshaven Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.7 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 00:42 Local time
Saturday 19
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
S 5
SSE 10
Wind State cross-

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Johnshaven on the East Coast is a quite exposed reef break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks / rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Inverbervie, 8 km from Johnshaven.

IS AT (local time)

Johnshaven Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Inverbervie (saws), 8 km from Johnshaven.

fresh winds from the SE

Continuous light drizzle
Air temperature
3.4 °C

Current weather near Johnshaven

Buoy Data:

At Firth of Forth WaveNet Site, 42 miles from Johnshaven.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Average period (s) 4.4 4.4 4.7 5.0

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Overall Johnshaven Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Johnshaven:

  • Closest city location
    28 mi
  • Second closest city location
    34 mi
  • Third closest city location
    50 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    56 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Johnshaven is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Johnshaven is Dundee Airport (DND), also in U.k, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) in U.k is 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Lossiemouth Airport (LMO), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Johnshaven and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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