St Andrews ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.1
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 3.4

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St Andrews Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Scotland – East Coast, UK)

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St Andrews Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.5 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 04:08 Local time

Wednesday 01
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 8 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 40
W 50
WNW 40
W 45
Wind State cross-

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St Andrews in Scotland - East Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

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For Saint Andrews, 1 km from St Andrews.

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Live Weather:

At Leuchars Royal Air Force Airport, 6 km from St Andrews.

moderate winds from the W

Air temperature
3 °C

Current weather near St Andrews

Overall St Andrews Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of St Andrews

andrew from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

An inconsistent break! Mainly windswept crap.. or 2 ft closeouts.. but when its a 10 ft NE swell with offshore winds it can go off! Low tide go to the cliff end of the beach and at mid to high tide go to the sandbar near the harbor wall. 7 miles down the coast there is a much better break called kings barns... there are three different waves at the same beach.. called the point' pole and the beach. The pole is a reef and has got a short left slab.. which breaks on a NW swell tends to be hollow! (works on high tide) the beach works on any swell really.. had an awesome session there. perfect beach break peaks on its day.. can be hollow too! (works at high tide) and the point is a lovely long right hander.. a mini thurso east on its day.. some barrel sections.. breaks over large boulders. Can be unforgiving considering there is no kelp just plain reef. Some dry sections as well... heard there's a nice left as well which I have to try out! Only go at high tide unless you want to snap your fins! No crowds as well.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to St Andrews:

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Closest break Cambo Sands 7 mi
Second closest break Arbroath 16 mi
Third closest break North Berwick 19 mi
Fourth closest break Yellowcraig Beach 19 mi
Fifth closest break Gullane Bay 21 mi

Wave buoys nearest to St Andrews:

Closest wave buoy North Sea 2 Buoy 139 mi
Second closest wave buoy North Sea 3 Buoy 139 mi
Third closest wave buoy Liverpool Buoy 178 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy North Sea 1 Buoy 191 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 224 mi

Tide stations nearest to St Andrews:

Closest tide station Saint Andrews 1 mi
Second closest tide station Dundee 11 mi
Third closest tide station Carnoustie 11 mi
Fourth closest tide station Leven 12 mi
Fifth closest tide station Buckhaven 16 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to St Andrews:

Closest ski area Glenshee (United Kingdom) 42 mi
Second closest ski area The Lecht (United Kingdom) 62 mi
Third closest ski area Cairngorm (United Kingdom) 64 mi
Fourth closest ski area Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom) 80 mi
Fifth closest ski area Nevis Range (United Kingdom) 91 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to St Andrews:

Closest city location Dundee (United Kingdom) 12 mi
Second closest city location Glenrothes (United Kingdom) 18 mi
Third closest city location Kirkcaldy (United Kingdom) 21 mi
Fourth closest city location Perth (United Kingdom) 25 mi
Fifth closest city location Dunfermline (United Kingdom) 32 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to St Andrews is Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to St Andrews is Dundee Airport (DND), also in U.k, 19 km (12 miles) away.
  • Third is Edinburgh Airport (EDI) in U.k, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k is 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Glasgow Airport (GLA), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to St Andrews and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
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