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Saviskaill Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Saviskaill Bay Surf Guide

Saviskaill Bay in Orkney is an exposed break. that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Saviskaill Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  red-Icon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Saviskaill Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Saviskaill Bay occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Saviskaill Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in February while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Saviskaill Bay Location Map

Interactive Saviskaill 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 Saviskaill Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Saviskaill Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 80 km (50 miles) away.

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Saviskaill Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 16 October 2021, 03:36 Local Time
Saturday 16
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
2
WNW
1.9
NW
1.8
NW
1.5
WNW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
35
35
30
30
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Saviskaill Bay

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

Wind History at Saviskaill Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  red-
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    24km away
    • Icon beach  red-
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    40km away
    • Icon beach  red-
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    40km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Saviskaill Bay: