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Scratby ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Scratby Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.2 °C

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 04:46 Local time
Wednesday 22
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WNW 15
WNW 10
Wind State off cross-

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Scratby in East Anglia is a quite exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the north. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Great Yarmouth, 4 km from Scratby.

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Scratby Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP1821, 19 km from Scratby.


Air temperature
9.1 °C

Current weather near Scratby

Buoy Data:

At Happisburgh Waverider, 14 miles from Scratby.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 5.1 5.7 5.7 5.9

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Overall Scratby Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Scratby is Coltishall Airport (CLF) in England, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Scratby is Norwich Airport (NWI), also in England, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Honington Airport (BEQ) in England, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Marham Airport (KNF) in U.k. is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Mildenhall Airport (MHZ) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Scratby and is 91 km (57 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Scratby, East Anglia. Use the tab navigation above to view Scratby sea temperature, Scratby photographs, Scratby detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Scratby webcams, current wind from East Anglia live weather stations and Scratby 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 Scratby.