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Nigg Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Nigg Bay Surf Guide

Nigg Bay on the East Coast is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Water quality is rather poor here.

Nigg Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nigg Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nigg Bay occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nigg Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in December while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 59% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
59%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nigg Bay Location Map

Interactive Nigg Bay 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 Nigg Bay is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nigg Bay is Dundee Airport (DND), also in U.k, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Nigg Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 03:44 Local Time
Wednesday 12
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SE
0.6
SE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
Period (s) 5 5 5 4
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 15
NE 15
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on on

Swell History at Nigg Bay

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

Wind History at Nigg Bay

Wind stats for Nigg Bay, 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 Nigg Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach/groynes
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/groynes/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Nigg Bay: