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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 Surf Guide

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.

Cruden Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cruden Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cruden Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cruden 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 3% of the time in January while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
71%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cruden Bay Location Map

Interactive Cruden 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 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.

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Cruden Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 15:04 Local Time
Thursday 15Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.2
S
0.2
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
Period (s) 2 2 2 3
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 25
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Cruden Bay

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

Wind History at Cruden Bay

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

Cruden Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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derek watt from United Kingdom
“Cruden Bay is one of the best beaches in the area. The new burger van at the harbour makes it a great day out”

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