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Cullen ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Cullen Surf Guide

Cullen on the East Coast is a quite exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the south. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Cullen Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cullen:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cullen occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cullen with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in March while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
88%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cullen Location Map

Interactive Cullen 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 Cullen is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cullen is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Cullen Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 10:06 Local Time
Sunday 16
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.8
NNE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 15
ENE 20
SE 25
SE
Wind State glass cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Cullen

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

Wind History at Cullen

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

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    • Icon  s33.0
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away

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