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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 Spot ID

Plan B, Armadale Bay photo

Armadale Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.2 °C

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Saturday, 22 February 2020, 02:43 Local time
Saturday 22
Wave (m) 6.5
Period (s) 15 15 15 16
Wind (km/h) 50
W 55
WSW 55
WSW 60
Wind State cross cross-

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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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Armadale Bay (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Armadale Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Altnaharra, 37 km from Armadale Bay.

fresh winds from the WSW

Moderate to heavy rain showers
Air temperature
3.9 °C

Current weather near Armadale Bay

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 39 miles from Armadale Bay.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 5.3
Dominant period (s) 14.3 15.4 14.3 15.4

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Overall Armadale Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


Surf stats for Armadale Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Armadale Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Armadale Bay Location Maps

Armadale Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Armadale Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Armadale Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Armadale Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    36 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    37 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    50 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    60 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Armadale Bay and is 137 km (85 miles) away.
Armadale Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Armadale Bay, Scot - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Armadale Bay sea temperature, Armadale Bay photographs, Armadale Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Armadale Bay webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and Armadale Bay tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Armadale Bay.