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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) Surf Guide

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.

Machir Bay (Islay) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Machir Bay (Islay):

The best conditions reported for surf at Machir Bay (Islay) occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Machir Bay (Islay) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in April while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Machir Bay (Islay) Location Map

Interactive Machir Bay (Islay) 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 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.

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Machir Bay (Islay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 07:07 Local Time
Sunday 16
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.0
WSW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 15
ENE 15
N
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Machir Bay (Islay)

Surf stats for Machir Bay (Islay), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Machir Bay (Islay)

Wind stats for Machir Bay (Islay), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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