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Dunnet Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Dunnet Bay Surf Guide

Dunnet Bay on the North Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is also a right hand reef break.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Beware of rips and rocks.

Dunnet Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunnet Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Dunnet Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in April while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dunnet Bay Location Map

Interactive Dunnet 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 Dunnet Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dunnet Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 47 km (29 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Dunnet Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 16:08 Local Time
Friday 26Sat
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 2.1
W
2.1
W
2.3
W
2.4
W
Period (s) 11 10 10 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SSW 15
S 25
S
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Dunnet Bay

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

Wind History at Dunnet Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Dunnet Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint/pier
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Dunnet Bay: