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

Overall: 3.8

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Ham Surf Guide

Ham on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. A reef breaks left. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Ham Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ham:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Ham with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in February while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ham Location Map

Interactive Ham 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 Ham is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ham 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)
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Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 19:04 Local Time
Thursday 25
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 4.0
WSW
4.0
W
4.0
W
4.0
W
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 50
WSW 50
W 45
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Ham

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

Wind History at Ham

Wind stats for Ham, 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 Ham. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/pier
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ham: