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Aberdeen ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

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Aberdeen break guidePhoto by: George McKnight

Aberdeen Surf Guide

Aberdeen on the East Coast is an exposed beach/groynes/rivermouth break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of groynes/rips.

Aberdeen Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach/groynes/rivermouthIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Aberdeen:

The best conditions reported for surf at Aberdeen occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Aberdeen (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Aberdeen with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in February while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 49% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
49%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Aberdeen Location Map

Interactive Aberdeen surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Aberdeen is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Aberdeen is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO), also in U.k, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Aberdeen Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 23:46 Local Time
TueWednesday 23
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) -
-
1.1
S
0.7
S
0.4
SSE
Period (s) - 6 6 5
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 30
NW 30
NW 25
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Aberdeen

Surf stats for Aberdeen, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Aberdeen

Wind stats for Aberdeen, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Aberdeen. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon  beachBeach/groynes
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon  reefReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon  pointPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon  beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    24km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Aberdeen: