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Bragar (Lewis) Surf Guide

Bragar in Lewis is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Bragar (Lewis) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bragar (Lewis):

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Bragar (Lewis) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in February while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bragar (Lewis) Location Map

Interactive Bragar (Lewis) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Bragar (Lewis) is Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k., which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bragar (Lewis) is Benbecula Airport (BEB) in U.k, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Bragar (Lewis) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 09:53 Local Time
Sunday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Bragar (Lewis)

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

Wind History at Bragar (Lewis)

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

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