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

Overall: 3.5

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Skarfskerry Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 17:57 Local time
Monday 24Tue
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
W 25
W 25
WSW 30
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Skarfskerry on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dunnet Bay, 7 km from Skarfskerry.

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Skarfskerry Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Braal Road Halkirk wx, 19 km from Skarfskerry.

light winds from the WNW

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
11.1 °C

Current weather near Skarfskerry

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 24 miles from Skarfskerry.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.8
Dominant period (s) 11.8 13.3 13.3 14.3

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Overall Skarfskerry Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Skarfskerry:

  • Closest city location
    91 mi
  • Second closest city location
    112 mi
  • Third closest city location
    151 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    156 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    170 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Skarfskerry is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Skarfskerry is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 40 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Skarfskerry and is 173 km (107 miles) away.
Skarfskerry break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Skarfskerry, Scot - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Skarfskerry sea temperature, Skarfskerry photographs, Skarfskerry detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Skarfskerry webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and Skarfskerry 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 Skarfskerry.