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St Andrews ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.1
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.9
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.5

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St Andrews Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.7 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 23:44 Local time
TueWednesday 02
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 10 10 9 11
Wind (km/h) 45
SW 50
SW 55
SW 55
Wind State off off off off

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St Andrews on the East Coast is a quite exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Saint Andrews, 1 km from St Andrews.

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St Andrews Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Leuchars RAF, 6 km from St Andrews.

light winds from the SSW

Rain and snow or hail
Air temperature
9.7 °C

Current weather near St Andrews

Overall St Andrews Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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St Andrews Location Maps

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Wave buoys nearest to St Andrews:

Tide stations nearest to St Andrews:

  • Closest tide station
    Saint Andrews
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    16 mi
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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.
St Andrews break location map and break info

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