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Lossiemouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.4

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Lossiemouth Surf Guide

Lossiemouth on the East Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Pollution may be a hazard at this break.

Lossiemouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
6.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lossiemouth:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lossiemouth 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 9% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% 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 Lossiemouth Location Map

Interactive Lossiemouth 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 Lossiemouth is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lossiemouth is Inverness Airport (INV), also in U.k, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Lossiemouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 07:52 Local Time
Sunday 11
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 13 12 12 5
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
NW 20
NW 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Lossiemouth

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

Wind History at Lossiemouth

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

Lossiemouth Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.8
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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waveshredder from United Kingdom
“Lossiemouth: My local break.

Been surfing about a year now. Started there and haven't tried anywhere else yet. It's a totally safe bet for beginners if it's not too messy. Sand only on this beach, no rocks protruding from water, Nothing to hurt yourself with (except your board!)

There are 2 car parks you can use. Both are in really close proximity to the beach. Plenty of ice cream and chip shops to get munch. Few hotels and bars.

Lossiemouth is a 5 minute drive to closest city (Elgin) More than enough places to go out or stay the night if you find Lossie too small.

If you're after lessons then there is a surf school that's local. Enough equipment for a group.

Overall, great place for any level of surfing, providing the conditions are right, as with any break.”

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Lossiemouth:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.