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Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) Surf Guide

Ardnave Point and Bay in Islay is a sheltered beach and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the south with some shelter here from northeast winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is also a left hand point break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay):

The best conditions reported for surf at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) 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 28% of the time in February while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) Location Map

Interactive Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) 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 Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) is Tiree Airport (TRE) in U.k., 77 km (48 miles) away.

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Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 16:43 Local Time
Friday 26Sat
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 10 10 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
S 20
SSW 25
SSW 30
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay)

Surf stats for Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay)

Wind stats for Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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