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Freswick Bay 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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Freswick Bay Surf Guide

Freswick Bay on the East Coast is a fairly exposed river break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north.There is a left breaking point here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Freswick Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Freswick Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Freswick Bay occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Freswick Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in November while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
82%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Freswick Bay Location Map

Interactive Freswick 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 Freswick Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Freswick Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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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.
Freswick Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 15:35 Local Time
Wednesday 21Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.8
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 10
NW 15
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Freswick Bay

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

Wind History at Freswick Bay

Wind stats for Freswick 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 Freswick Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Freswick Bay: