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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

2-3ft glassy, St Andrews photo

St Andrews

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Autumn Swell, St Andrews photo

St Andrews

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.2 °C

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Thursday, 23 May 2019, 06:29 Local time
Thursday 23
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 30
WSW 30
WSW 30
Wind State off cross-

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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 LeucharsRaf, 6 km from St Andrews.

moderate winds from the W

no report
Air temperature
7.4 °C

Current weather near St Andrews

Buoy Data:

At Firth of Forth WaveNet Site, 15 miles from St Andrews.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.4

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Overall St Andrews Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • 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.