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Ackergill ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Ackergill Surf Guide

Ackergill on the East Coast is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north. A right hand reef. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Ackergill Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
7.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ackergill:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ackergill with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in January while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 75% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
75%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ackergill Location Map

Interactive Ackergill 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 Ackergill is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ackergill is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Ackergill Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 21:51 Local Time
ThuFriday 23
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.2
ENE
0.2
ENE
0.1
NE
0.1
NE
Period (s) 6 5 8 9
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
SSE 5
SE 10
ESE
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
on

Swell History at Ackergill

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

Wind History at Ackergill

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
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    5km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    22km away

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