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Farr Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Farr Bay break guidePhoto by: warner

Farr Bay Surf Guide

Farr Bay on the North Coast is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Farr Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
7.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Farr Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Farr 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 Farr Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Farr 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 32% of the time in April while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Farr Bay Location Map

Interactive Farr 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 Farr Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Farr Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Farr Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 11:12 Local Time
Saturday 08
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 12 11 11 7
Wind (km/h) 25
E 35
ESE 35
ESE 35
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Farr Bay

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

Wind History at Farr Bay

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

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