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Scotland North Coast Surf

Detailed Scotland North Coast surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Scotland North Coast. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Scotland North Coast. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Scotland North Coast over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Scotland North Coast and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Scotland North Coast Surf Forecast

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Scotland North Coast Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Scotland North Coast Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Scotland North Coast coastline are also listed below.

Scotland North Coast Photos

Scotland North Coast Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Scotland North Coast
Thurso reefThurso reefThurso reefThurso reefThurso reefThurso reefSandwood baySandwood bayThurso reefGills bayStrathy bayThurso reefThurso reefArmadale bayThurso reefThurso reefThurso reefThurso reef
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6

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1.4

W
1.1

W
0.9

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0.8

W
0.7

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0.4

W
1.0

SW
1.4

W
1.5

W
1.3

W
1.2

W
1.3

W
1.4

W
1.3

W
1.2

W
1.4

W
1.3

W
Period(s) (?)11109988847888856788
Energy(?)56438419611791662034200284202173203112136146216224
Wind
(km/h)
5 W5
5 N5
5 W5
15 W15
10 N10
5 SW5
25 SW25
30 SW30
20 S20
15 W15
20 WNW20
20 W20
25 W25
20 WSW20
15 SSW15
10 SW10
30 W30
10 SW10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscrosscrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:50PM
4.77

12:55AM
5.01

1:45PM
4.56
1:49AM
4.78

2:44PM
4.36
2:48AM
4.55

3:47PM
4.22
3:31AM
3.23

4:53PM
4.15

5:03AM
4.23
4:47PM
3.89

Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:40PM
1.64

7:17AM
1.23

7:32PM
1.90
8:13AM
1.50

8:31PM
2.14
9:22AM
0.62

9:17PM
1.14
10:26AM
1.93

10:57PM
2.34
11:35AM
2.01

11:33PM
1.10
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
151513141412131312141412131614151614
Chill °C (?)
161514141414111013131211121515141414
Sunrise
4:33--4:35--4:43--4:37--4:41--4:43--
Sunset
-10:05--10:02--10:07--10:00--10:00--9:55-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.6

W
1.4

W
1.1

W
0.9

W
0.8

W
0.7

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0.4

W
0.4

W
1.4

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1.1

W
0.1

SE
0.1

S
0.1

W
0.2

W
0.2

W
1.2

W
0.1

SE
0.3

W
Period (s)111099888878441110107410
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSE
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.1

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0.1

N
0.1

N
0.1

N
0.1

N
0.4

S

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0.1

W
0.1

SE

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0.1

W
0.2

W
0.1

W
0.1

N
Period (s)5544776664-124-1010107
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
0.4

W

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-
0.7

SW
1.0

SW
0.2

S
1.5

W
1.3

W
1.2

W
1.3

W
1.4

W
1.3

W
0.3

SSE
1.4

W
1.3

W
Period (s)---3--442888856488


Scotland North Coast Surf Breaks

Scotland's north coast has now become world renowned for thick chunky waves which can scare even the most accomplished surfers. From beach beaks to mind blowing slabs the north coast has it all, just don't forget the winter wettie as it gets cold up there. But at least you won't be fighting the crowds with plenty of breaks to go around for the few who venture up. A good word of advice is 'Prepare', the north coast of Scotland is one of the least populated places in Europe and specializes in spooky reef and slab breaks. Scotland isn't a budget traveling destination so only has nice Inns and Hotels to accommodate visitors. Extreme weather is renowned so keep an eye on the forecast. If the swell is flat then there are plenty castles and wildlife reserves to wander and explore.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.