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Bay of Skaill ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Bay of Skaill Spot ID

Skaill surfer, Bay of Skaill photo

Bay of Skaill

Photo credit: Gill Wildblood

Type: -

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.3 °C

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 11:57 Local time
Tuesday 15
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SE 30
SE 30
ESE 35
Wind State cross-

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Bay of Skaill in Orkney is an exposed break. that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest.. It very rarely gets crowded here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Bay of Skaill (0 km).

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Bay of Skaill Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 7 km from Bay of Skaill.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Bay of Skaill

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 4 miles from Bay of Skaill.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 8.3 8.3 7.7 10.5

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Overall Bay of Skaill Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Bay of Skaill: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Bay of Skaill: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Bay of Skaill Location Maps

Bay of Skaill Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Bay of Skaill:

  • Closest city location
    116 mi
  • Second closest city location
    138 mi
  • Third closest city location
    179 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    183 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    198 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bay of Skaill is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bay of Skaill is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Sumburgh Airport (LSI) in U.k., 148 km (92 miles) away.
  • Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k is 150 km (93 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Bay of Skaill and is 173 km (107 miles) away.
Bay of Skaill break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bay of Skaill, Scot - Orkney. Use the tab navigation above to view Bay of Skaill sea temperature, Bay of Skaill photographs, Bay of Skaill detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bay of Skaill webcams, current wind from Scot - Orkney live weather stations and Bay of Skaill 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 Bay of Skaill.