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Cambo Sands Surf Guide

Cambo Sands on the East Coast is a quite exposed beach and reef break that only works once in a while. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rips and rocks.

Cambo Sands Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cambo Sands:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cambo Sands occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cambo Sands with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in January while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% 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).

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Interactive Cambo Sands 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 Cambo Sands is Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cambo Sands is Dundee Airport (DND), also in U.k, 30 km (19 miles) away.

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Cambo Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 02:07 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) - 3 4 4
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Cambo Sands

Surf stats for Cambo Sands, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cambo Sands

Wind stats for Cambo Sands, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Cambo Sands Reviews:

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Based on 9 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Andrew from United Kingdom
“Surf the point on a big easterly and average south easterly. And you will be pleasantly surprised. One of east coasts jewels on its day.
The beach Can offer the best rides on a south easterly. A short hollow wedge that breaks close to shore.”

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