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Montrose ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.8

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Montrose Surf Guide

Montrose on the East Coast is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Take care of the strong rips here.

Montrose Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Montrose:

The best conditions reported for surf at Montrose occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Montrose with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in November while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Montrose Location Map

Interactive Montrose 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 Montrose is Dundee Airport (DND) in U.k, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Montrose is Leuchars Airport (ADX), also in U.k, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Montrose Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 06:33 Local Time
Wednesday 03
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.2
ESE
0.1
N
Period (s) 4 4 4 11
Wind (km/h) 0
NNW 5
NNE 10
NE 10
NE
Wind State glass glass cross cross-
on

Swell History at Montrose

Surf stats for Montrose, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Montrose

Wind stats for Montrose, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Montrose. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    30km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Montrose: