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Melvich ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Melvich Spot ID

Melvich Bay photo


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Melvich Bay - Small swell photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.1 °C

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 07:14 Local time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 12 12 13 12
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
N 15
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Melvich on the North Coast is an exposed river break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Watch out for rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sandside Bay, 8 km from Melvich.

IS AT (local time)

Melvich Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Altnaharra, 43 km from Melvich.

light winds from the SE

Continuous light rain
Air temperature
7.6 °C

Current weather near Melvich

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 35 miles from Melvich.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.1
Dominant period (s) 11.8 11.8 11.8 12.5

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Overall Melvich Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

Surf stats for Melvich: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Melvich: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Melvich Location Maps

Melvich Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Melvich:

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Wave buoys nearest to Melvich:

Tide stations nearest to Melvich:

  • Closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    31 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    42 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    45 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    63 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Melvich is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Melvich is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Melvich and is 146 km (91 miles) away.
Melvich break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Melvich, Scot - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Melvich sea temperature, Melvich photographs, Melvich detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Melvich webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and Melvich 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 Melvich.