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The Pole ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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The Pole Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.2 °C

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Monday, 23 October 2017, 12:52 Local time
Monday 23
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Wave (m) 1.1
W
0.9
W
0.8
WNW
1.5
WNW
Period (s) 10 10 19 18
Wind (km/h) 35
SSE 35
SSE 20
S 25
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
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off
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The Pole 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 southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is no beach break and a left hand reef break too.. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dunnet Bay, 3 km from The Pole.

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The Pole Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP3181, 12 km from The Pole.

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Air temperature
10.6 °C

Current weather near The Pole

Overall The Pole Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to The Pole:

  • Closest city location
    85 mi
  • Second closest city location
    111 mi
  • Third closest city location
    148 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    152 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    167 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to The Pole is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Pole is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to The Pole and is 171 km (106 miles) away.
The Pole break location map and break info

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