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Kyle of Tongue ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.2

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Kyle of Tongue Surf Guide

Kyle of Tongue on the North Coast is a sheltered beach break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southwest with some shelter here from north winds. Surfable in an onshore breeze Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded.

Kyle of Tongue Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
7.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kyle of Tongue:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kyle of Tongue occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kyle of Tongue 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 3% of the time in January while 10% 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.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
87%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kyle of Tongue Location Map

Interactive Kyle of Tongue 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 Kyle of Tongue is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 77 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kyle of Tongue is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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Kyle of Tongue Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 01:19 Local Time
Saturday 06
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.0
N
0.9
N
0.8
N
0.7
N
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 20
SW 20
SW 15
WSW
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Kyle of Tongue

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

Wind History at Kyle of Tongue

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

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