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Mangersta Sands (Lewis) Surf Guide

Mangersta Sands in Lewis is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Mangersta Sands (Lewis) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mangersta Sands (Lewis):

The best conditions reported for surf at Mangersta Sands (Lewis) occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Mangersta Sands (Lewis) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in April while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% 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 Mangersta Sands (Lewis) Location Map

Interactive Mangersta Sands (Lewis) 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 Mangersta Sands (Lewis) is Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k., 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mangersta Sands (Lewis) is Benbecula Airport (BEB) in U.k, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Mangersta Sands (Lewis) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 4 July 2022, 14:01 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Mangersta Sands (Lewis)

Surf stats for Mangersta Sands (Lewis), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Mangersta Sands (Lewis)

Wind stats for Mangersta Sands (Lewis), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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