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Banff ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Banff Surf Guide

Banff on the East Coast is a fairly exposed beach and point break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Best around mid tide. Take care of rips, rocks and pollution.

Banff Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Banff:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banff occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Banff sea temperature, Banff photographs, Banff detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Banff webcams, current wind from Scot - East Coast live weather stations and Banff 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 Banff

Banff Surf:

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 23:48 Local time
WedThursday 28
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 25
SSE 15
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
off off off

Tide Times:

At Banff (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Banff Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rosehearty, 24 km from Banff.

wind obs. (31 kph from 95 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
9 °C

Current weather near Banff

Buoy Data:

At Moray Firth WaveNet Site, 35 miles from Banff.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.2

All wavebuoys around Banff

Overall Banff Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Banff: see the swell variation by month.


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

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Banff Location Maps

Banff Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Scot - East Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Banff

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Banff:

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Wave buoys nearest to Banff:

Tide stations nearest to Banff:

  • Closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    30 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    40 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Banff is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Banff is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k. is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Dundee Airport (DND) in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Banff and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
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