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

Overall: 3.2

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Sandside Bay Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.1 °C

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Thursday, 16 August 2018, 10:58 Local time
Thursday 16
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 25
SW 25
W 25
Wind State cross-

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Sandside Bay on the North Coast is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks and pollution.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Sandside Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Reay Highland wx, 1 km from Sandside Bay.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
16.8 °C

Current weather near Sandside Bay

Overall Sandside Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Sandside Bay:

  • Closest city location
    79 mi
  • Second closest city location
    115 mi
  • Third closest city location
    148 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    150 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    165 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Sandside Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sandside Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Sandside Bay and is 153 km (95 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sandside Bay, Scot - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Sandside Bay sea temperature, Sandside Bay photographs, Sandside Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sandside Bay webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and Sandside 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 Sandside Bay.