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Johnshaven ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Johnshaven Surf Guide

Johnshaven on the East Coast is a quite exposed reef break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks / rips.

Johnshaven Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Johnshaven:

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

Surf Forecasts:

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Johnshaven sea temperature, Johnshaven photographs, Johnshaven detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Johnshaven webcams, current wind from Scot - East Coast live weather stations and Johnshaven 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 Johnshaven

Johnshaven Surf:

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 00:15 Local time
WedThursday 04
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 20
N 15
NNW 15
NW 10
Wind State cross-
off off

Tide Times:

For Inverbervie, 8 km from Johnshaven.

IS AT (local time)

Johnshaven Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP4357, 4 km from Johnshaven.


Air temperature
9.5 °C

Current weather near Johnshaven

Buoy Data:

At Firth of Forth WaveNet Site, 42 miles from Johnshaven.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4

All wavebuoys around Johnshaven

Overall Johnshaven Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

Surf stats for Johnshaven: see the swell variation by month.


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

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Johnshaven Location Maps

Johnshaven Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Scot - East Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Johnshaven

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Johnshaven:

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Wave buoys nearest to Johnshaven:

Tide stations nearest to Johnshaven:

  • Closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    25 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Johnshaven is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Johnshaven is Dundee Airport (DND), also in U.k, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) in U.k is 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Lossiemouth Airport (LMO), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Johnshaven and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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