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Carskiey Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Carskiey Bay Surf Guide

Carskiey Bay on the West Coast is a very sheltered beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Carskiey Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
8.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Carskiey Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Carskiey Bay occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Carskiey Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 98% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
98%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Carskiey Bay Location Map

Interactive Carskiey Bay 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 Carskiey Bay is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Carskiey Bay is Prestwick Airport (PIK), also in U.k, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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Carskiey Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 05:52 Local Time
Saturday 08
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.4
WNW
1.1
SE
1.7
SE
0.2
WNW
Period (s) 12 4 6 11
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 45
ESE 50
E 40
SE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Carskiey Bay

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

Wind History at Carskiey Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach,point and rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    20km away

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