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Balmedie ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Balmedie Surf Guide

Balmedie on the East Coast is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Balmedie Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Balmedie:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Balmedie 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 9% of the time in February while 42% 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
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
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 Balmedie Location Map

Interactive Balmedie 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 Balmedie is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Balmedie is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO), also in U.k, 92 km (57 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.
Balmedie Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 16:20 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.9
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
Period (s) 4 4 4 5
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 30
SSE 25
S 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Balmedie

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

Wind History at Balmedie

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

    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach/groynes/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon beachBeach/groynes
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Balmedie: