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

Overall: 3.5

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Southend Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.6 °C

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Saturday, 22 September 2018, 01:09 Local time
FriSaturday 22
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 8 - 6 -
Wind (km/h) 40
WNW 40
W 40
W 35
Wind State cross-
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Southend Reef on the West Coast is an exposed reef break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the north. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Carskiey Bay, 4 km from Southend Reef.

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Southend Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP1474, 11 km from Southend Reef.


Air temperature
9.5 °C

Current weather near Southend Reef

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 76 miles from Southend Reef.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.9
Dominant period (s) 6.7 7.1 7.4 8.0

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Overall Southend Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Southend Reef:

  • Closest city location
    40 mi
  • Second closest city location
    40 mi
  • Third closest city location
    41 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    43 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    44 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Southend Reef is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Southend Reef is Prestwick Airport (PIK), also in U.k, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is City (Belfast) Airport (BHD) in North Ireland, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Glasgow Airport (GLA) in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Southend Reef and is 98 km (61 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Southend Reef, Scot - Kintyre. Use the tab navigation above to view Southend Reef sea temperature, Southend Reef photographs, Southend Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Southend Reef webcams, current wind from Scot - Kintyre live weather stations and Southend Reef 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 Southend Reef.