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Mill Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Mill Bay Spot ID

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Type: -

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.1 °C

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 12:15 Local time
Tuesday 15
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 4 4 5 6
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 30
ESE 30
ESE 30
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Mill Bay in Orkney is an exposed break. that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast.. Rarely crowded here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Mill Bay (0 km).

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Mill Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kirkwall Airport, 26 km from Mill Bay.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Mill Bay

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 30 miles from Mill Bay.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 8.3 8.3 7.7 7.1

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Overall Mill Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Mill Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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

Mill Bay Location Maps

Mill Bay Location Map

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mill Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Mill Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Mill Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    45 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    49 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    50 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    88 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Mill Bay:

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Town and city forecasts close to Mill Bay:

  • Closest city location
    131 mi
  • Second closest city location
    137 mi
  • Third closest city location
    185 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    191 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    204 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mill Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mill Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Sumburgh Airport (LSI) in U.k., 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Scatsta Airport (SDZ) in U.k. is 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Mill Bay and is 164 km (102 miles) away.
Mill Bay break location map and break info

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