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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Balnakiel Bay Surf Forecast / Scot – North Coast / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Saturday 18 Sep 2021 BST
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Balnakiel Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Balnakiel Bay sea temperature is 13.4 °C (Statistics for 18 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.9 max: 13.8 min: 11.6 °C)
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Balnakiel Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Balnakiel Bay sea temperature is 13.4 °C (Statistics for 18 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.9 max: 13.8 min: 11.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Balnakiel Bay (calm at AltnaharraNO2 38 km from Balnakiel Bay).

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38 km away, 1 h 26 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
ENE
15.4
13.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Balnakiel Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Balnakiel Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Sep 18) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Balnakiel Bay in the next 12 days are 5.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Sep 22) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 8s period and expected on Sunday (Sep 19) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Sat 18th Sep)4.5ft (1.4m) 9s
Best Surf10PM (Thu 23rd Sep)11ft (3.5m) 12s
Most Powerful 4AM (Wed 22nd Sep)16ft (5.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Balnakiel Bay over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
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W
1.5
W
0.9
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1.3
W
2.1
WSW
2.5
W
3.5
WNW
3.5
W
4
W
5
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
3
WNW
3
WNW
4
NW
3
N
3
N
3
N
2.5
N
2.4
N
1.8
N
2.4
W
2.3
WNW
1.7
N
1.9
N
1.7
N
1.7
N
1.5
N
3
WSW
5.5
W
6
NW
5
NW
2.1
N
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5
S
5
NW
10
S
10
WSW
20
SW
15
SSW
35
SSW
45
WSW
35
WSW
45
SW
55
SW
55
SW
45
WSW
50
W
45
W
30
WNW
20
W
20
NW
20
NNW
20
NW
10
WNW
10
S
5
S
35
WSW
20
SSW
35
SW
40
SW
15
SSE
20
SSE
45
SSW
55
SW
55
SW
55
SW
60
SW
55
SW
50
WSW
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on
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7:13PM
3.70
7:47AM
3.63
7:55PM
3.94
8:25AM
3.79
8:32PM
4.10
8:59AM
3.89
9:06PM
4.16
9:31AM
3.92
9:39PM
4.13
10:02AM
3.88
10:11PM
4.01
10:32AM
3.77
10:43PM
3.82
11:02AM
3.61
11:15PM
3.57
11:33AM
3.39
11:50PM
3.28
12:08PM
3.15
12:30AM
2.98
12:51PM
2.90
1:26AM
2.71
1:59PM
2.69
2:58AM
2.54
1:04PM
0.81
1:34AM
0.36
1:47PM
0.59
2:14AM
0.16
2:24PM
0.43
2:49AM
0.04
2:59PM
0.33
3:22AM
0.02
3:31PM
0.30
3:54AM
0.09
4:03PM
0.34
4:24AM
0.24
4:35PM
0.45
4:54AM
0.45
5:07PM
0.63
5:25AM
0.72
5:41PM
0.85
5:59AM
1.01
6:19PM
1.11
6:39AM
1.29
7:10PM
1.37
7:37AM
1.54
8:32PM
1.55

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Balnakiel Bay blow from the E

Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, strong winds from the WSW by Mon afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Thu afternoon). Winds decreasing (gales from the SW on Tue night, light winds from the WSW by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Sat afternoon, strong winds from the SW by Sun afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Mon morning, gales from the SW by Wed morning).

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Information about the Balnakiel Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Balnakiel Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Balnakiel Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Balnakiel Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Balnakiel Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Balnakiel Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Scotland - North Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Balnakiel Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Scotland - North Coast, consider staying in Scrabster which is 72 km (45 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Wick which is 99 km (61 miles) away