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Armadale Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Armadale Bay Surf Guide

Armadale Bay on the North Coast is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Armadale Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Armadale Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Armadale Bay occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Armadale Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in February while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Armadale Bay Location Map

Interactive Armadale Bay 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 Armadale Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Armadale Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 81 km (50 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Armadale Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 02:49 Local Time
Tuesday 02
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 2.5
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.1
W
1.8
W
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 15
SE 10
SE 0
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Armadale Bay

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

Wind History at Armadale Bay

Wind stats for Armadale Bay, 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 Armadale Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Armadale Bay: