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

Overall: 3.3

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Point of Ness Surf Guide

Point of Ness on the North Coast is an exposed point/pier break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Point of Ness Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPoint/pierIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Point of Ness:

The best conditions reported for surf at Point of Ness occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Point of Ness with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in May while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Point of Ness Location Map

Interactive Point of Ness 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 Point of Ness is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Point of Ness is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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Point of Ness Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 16:29 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) 25
SE 25
SE 25
SSE 25
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Point of Ness

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

Wind History at Point of Ness

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away

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