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Machir Bay (Islay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Machir Bay (Islay) Spot ID

Machir Bay 13-3-2012, Machir Bay (Islay) photo

Machir Bay (Islay)

Photo credit: Alex

Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.7 °C

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Monday, 21 October 2019, 22:21 Local time
MonTuesday 22
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 5 6 8 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 35
SW 35
SW 35
Wind State cross-

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Machir Bay in Islay is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Saligo (Islay), 4 km from Machir Bay (Islay).

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Machir Bay (Islay) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Islay/Port Ellen Airport, 17 km from Machir Bay (Islay).

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
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Current weather near Machir Bay (Islay)

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 30 miles from Machir Bay (Islay).

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 5.1 5.4 6.1 6.3

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Overall Machir Bay (Islay) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Machir Bay (Islay): see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Machir Bay (Islay): see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Machir Bay (Islay) Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Machir Bay (Islay):


  • The closest passenger airport to Machir Bay (Islay) is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Machir Bay (Islay) is Tiree Airport (TRE) in U.k., 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Prestwick Airport (PIK) in U.k is 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Machir Bay (Islay) and is 126 km (78 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Machir Bay (Islay), Scot - Inner Hebrides. Use the tab navigation above to view Machir Bay (Islay) sea temperature, Machir Bay (Islay) photographs, Machir Bay (Islay) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Machir Bay (Islay) webcams, current wind from Scot - Inner Hebrides live weather stations and Machir Bay (Islay) 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 Machir Bay (Islay).