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North Berwick Surf Guide

North Berwick on the East Coast is a reasonably exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. There is no beach break and there is also a left hand reef break.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

North Berwick Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing North Berwick:

The best conditions reported for surf at North Berwick occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing North Berwick with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in January while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 81% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore North Berwick Location Map

Interactive North Berwick 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 North Berwick is Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to North Berwick is Edinburgh Airport (EDI), also in U.k, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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North Berwick Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 09:03 Local Time
Wednesday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at North Berwick

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

Wind History at North Berwick

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

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