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Murkle Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Murkle Point Surf Guide

Murkle Point on the North Coast is an exposed point break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is no beach break and there is a left hand point break too. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks and pollution.

Murkle Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
7.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Murkle Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Murkle Point occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Murkle Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in October while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Murkle Point Location Map

Interactive Murkle Point 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 Murkle Point is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Murkle Point is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Murkle Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 19:34 Local Time
Thursday 15Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.4
N
0.4
N
0.5
W
0.6
W
Period (s) 8 8 6 7
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 20
SE 20
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Murkle Point

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

Wind History at Murkle Point

Wind stats for Murkle Point, 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 Murkle Point. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/pier
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Murkle Point: