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Sandend Bay break guidePhoto by: Suds

Sandend Bay Surf Guide

Sandend Bay on the East Coast is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is also a left hand point break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Sandend Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sandend Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sandend Bay 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 Sandend Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sandend Bay 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 4% of the time in January while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% 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 Sandend Bay Location Map

Interactive Sandend 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 Sandend Bay is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sandend Bay is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Sandend Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 18:37 Local Time
Thursday 11Fri
Wave (m)
Period (s) 2 4 2 3
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Sandend Bay

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

Wind History at Sandend Bay

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

Sandend Bay Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Suds Surf School from United Kingdom
“Hi, I run Suds Surf School at Sandend offering Surf, standup paddle & bodyboard lessons, hire & tours. It's a nice friendly surf spot with lots of other nearby options. Call 07793063849 or search online for Suds Surf School for more information”

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away

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