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Machrihanish ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Machrihanish Spot ID

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Type: beach,point and rivermouth

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.3 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 13:27 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
S 20
SSE 25
SSE 30
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Machrihanish on the West Coast is an exposed beach,point and rivermouth break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Machrihanish Raf, 4 km from Machrihanish.

light winds from the W

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Air temperature
10.1 °C

Current weather near Machrihanish

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 67 miles from Machrihanish.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.3
Dominant period (s) 13.3 15.4 13.3 14.3

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Overall Machrihanish Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Town and city forecasts close to Machrihanish:

  • Closest city location
    41 mi
  • Second closest city location
    44 mi
  • Third closest city location
    44 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    45 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    48 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Machrihanish is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Machrihanish is Prestwick Airport (PIK), also in U.k, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Third is City (Belfast) Airport (BHD) in North Ireland, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Glasgow Airport (GLA) in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Machrihanish and is 97 km (60 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Machrihanish, Scot - Kintyre. Use the tab navigation above to view Machrihanish sea temperature, Machrihanish photographs, Machrihanish detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Machrihanish webcams, current wind from Scot - Kintyre live weather stations and Machrihanish 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 Machrihanish.