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Grim Ness ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Grim Ness Spot ID

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Type: -

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.0 °C

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Sunday, 20 October 2019, 09:34 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 40
N 35
N 35
N 30
Wind State cross-

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Grim Ness in Orkney is an exposed break. that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the south with some shelter here from southeast winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northeast.. It very rarely gets crowded here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Grim Ness (0 km).

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Grim Ness Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP3649, 9 km from Grim Ness.


Air temperature
7.6 °C

Current weather near Grim Ness

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 22 miles from Grim Ness.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.0
Dominant period (s) 10.0 8.3 7.7 7.1

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Overall Grim Ness Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


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Wind stats for Grim Ness: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Town and city forecasts close to Grim Ness:

  • Closest city location
    107 mi
  • Second closest city location
    118 mi
  • Third closest city location
    163 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    169 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    181 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Grim Ness is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Grim Ness is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Sumburgh Airport (LSI) in U.k. is 148 km (92 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Grim Ness and is 158 km (98 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Grim Ness, Scot - Orkney. Use the tab navigation above to view Grim Ness sea temperature, Grim Ness photographs, Grim Ness detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Grim Ness webcams, current wind from Scot - Orkney live weather stations and Grim Ness tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Grim Ness.