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Gullane Bay Surf Guide

Gullane Bay on the East Coast is a sheltered beach and point break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Gullane Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
12.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gullane Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gullane Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in January while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% 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 Gullane Bay Location Map

Interactive Gullane 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 Gullane Bay is Edinburgh Airport (EDI) in U.k, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gullane Bay is Leuchars Airport (ADX), also in U.k, 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Gullane Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
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Swell History at Gullane Bay

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

Wind History at Gullane Bay

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

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