uk es it fr pt nl

Sandford Bay Surf Guide

Sandford Bay on the East Coast is a sheltered beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers and there is also a left hand reef break.. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks,seals.

Sandford Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sandford Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sandford 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 7% of the time in December while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
88%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sandford Bay Location Map

Interactive Sandford 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 Sandford Bay is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sandford Bay is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO), also in U.k, 96 km (60 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Placeholder
Map placeholder
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Sandford Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 May 2022, 12:00 Local Time
Sunday 29
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
2.2
NNE
2.2
NNE
2
N
1.7
N
Period (s) 8 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
35
35
35
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Sandford Bay

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

Wind History at Sandford Bay

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

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    23km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    25km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    25km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sandford Bay: