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Nigg Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Nigg Bay Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.6 °C

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 12:11 Local time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
E 35
E 35
ENE 40
Wind State on on on on

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Nigg Bay on the East Coast is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Water quality is rather poor here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aberdeen, Scotland, 2 km from Nigg Bay.

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Nigg Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Broomhill Aberdeen wx, 4 km from Nigg Bay.

wind obs. (4.8 kph from 15 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
7.2 °C

Current weather near Nigg Bay

Buoy Data:

At Firth of Forth WaveNet Site, 68 miles from Nigg Bay.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.5
Dominant period (s) 8.7 9.1 9.1 9.1

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Overall Nigg Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Town and city forecasts close to Nigg Bay:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    58 mi
  • Third closest city location
    73 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    78 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    82 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Nigg Bay is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Nigg Bay is Dundee Airport (DND), also in U.k, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k is 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Nigg Bay and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Nigg Bay, Scot - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Nigg Bay sea temperature, Nigg Bay photographs, Nigg Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Nigg Bay webcams, current wind from Scot - East Coast live weather stations and Nigg 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 Nigg Bay.