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Barvas (Lewis) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Barvas (Lewis) Surf Guide

Barvas in Lewis is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Barvas (Lewis) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barvas (Lewis):

The best conditions reported for surf at Barvas (Lewis) occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Barvas (Lewis) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in April while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Barvas (Lewis) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 15:41 Local Time
Tuesday 18Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.8
NNE
1.9
NNE
2.1
NNE
2.1
NNE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 20
NE 20
NE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Barvas (Lewis)

Surf stats for Barvas (Lewis), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Barvas (Lewis)

Wind stats for Barvas (Lewis), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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