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Cruden Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.8

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Cruden Bay Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 6.2 °C

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Saturday, 4 April 2020, 05:55 Local time
Saturday 04
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SSW 20
SSW 30
Wind State cross-
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Cruden Bay on the East Coast is a quite exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Cruden Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Peterhead Harbour, 12 km from Cruden Bay.


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Air temperature
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Current weather near Cruden Bay

Buoy Data:

At Moray Firth WaveNet Site, 67 miles from Cruden Bay.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 11.1 11.8 10.5 11.8

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Overall Cruden Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


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

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

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Tide stations nearest to Cruden Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    27 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    34 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Cruden Bay is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cruden Bay is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO), also in U.k, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Dundee Airport (DND) in U.k, 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Cruden Bay and is 132 km (82 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cruden Bay, Scot - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Cruden Bay sea temperature, Cruden Bay photographs, Cruden Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cruden Bay webcams, current wind from Scot - East Coast live weather stations and Cruden Bay 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 Cruden Bay.