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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 30 Sep 2020 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 12.6 °C (Statistics for 30 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.6 max: 13.6 min: 11.9 °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 12.6 °C (Statistics for 30 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.6 max: 13.6 min: 11.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Balnakiel Bay (fresh winds from the ESE at Altnaharra 39 km from Balnakiel Bay). 0.8m 10 s period swell from W with 0.9m 4 s period wind swell from SSE

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39 km away, 1 h 3 min ago

Moderate
35 km/h
ESE
10.8
12.6
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 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Sep 30) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 11s. Another secondary swell of 1.0m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Balnakiel Bay in the next 7 days are 1.6m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Sep 30) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 10s period and expected on Sunday (Oct 04) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Wed 30th Sep)2ft (0.6m) 11s
Best Surf 4PM (Fri 2nd Oct)4.5ft (1.3m) 10s
Most Powerful10PM (Wed 30th Sep)5ft (1.6m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Balnakiel Bay over the next 7 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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.8
W
0.6
W
1
W
1.5
WNW
1.4
WNW
0.9
W
1.5
NNW
1
NW
1.3
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.2
WNW
1
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.5
W
0.3
WNW
0.7
W
0.8
W
0.8
W
0.8
W
0.8
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.9
W
1
W
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1167920439133414814810432728824815449473714414313312012088125154
25
SE
20
SSE
5
SW
20
NNW
20
NW
20
NNW
15
NNW
20
SSE
15
SE
10
SSE
15
ENE
20
ESE
30
E
35
E
30
ENE
25
ENE
10
ENE
15
ESE
15
ESE
10
SE
10
ESE
5
WSW
5
SW
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasson
8:04AM
3.60
8:09PM
3.84
8:34AM
3.73
8:40PM
3.95
9:03AM
3.81
9:10PM
3.99
9:31AM
3.83
9:39PM
3.95
9:59AM
3.80
10:09PM
3.84
10:27AM
3.70
10:40PM
3.67
1:53AM
0.42
2:03PM
0.62
2:25AM
0.28
2:34PM
0.49
2:54AM
0.20
3:03PM
0.41
3:23AM
0.19
3:33PM
0.39
3:51AM
0.26
4:02PM
0.43
4:20AM
0.39
4:32PM
0.54

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

Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
cloudy
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-7:22--7:26--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:35--7:37---
--6:52--6:49--6:45--6:43--6:39--6:37--6:35--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon afternoon, min 12°C on Sat afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Sun morning, calm by Tue afternoon).

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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 7 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