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Peffer Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Peffer Sands Surf Guide

Peffer Sands on the East Coast is a quite exposed beach break that is often working. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Peffer Sands Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
8.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Peffer Sands:

The best conditions reported for surf at Peffer Sands occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Peffer Sands 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 10% of the time in January while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
19%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
71%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Peffer Sands Location Map

Interactive Peffer Sands 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 Peffer Sands is Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Peffer Sands is Edinburgh Airport (EDI), also in U.k, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Peffer Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 21:19 Local Time
MonTuesday 18
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 15
W 15
WSW 15
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Peffer Sands

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

Wind History at Peffer Sands

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

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