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Scotts Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Scotts Bay Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 3.1 °C

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Thursday, 2 April 2020, 06:20 Local time
Thursday 02
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 7 8 9 10
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 45
ENE 50
ENE 50
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Scotts Bay on the South Coast is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Nova-Scotia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Liverpool Bay, Nova Scotia, 7 km from Scotts Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Scotts Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At WesternHead(mars), 4 km from Scotts Bay.

moderate winds from the NE

No report
Air temperature
4.1 °C

Current weather near Scotts Bay

Buoy Data:

At Halifax Harbour Buoy, 75 miles from Scotts Bay.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.9
Dominant period (s) 5 - 6 6

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Overall Scotts Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Scotts Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Scotts Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Scotts Bay Location Maps

Scotts Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Scotts Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Scotts Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Scotts Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Liverpool Bay
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Mouton
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    28 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Riverport, La Have River
    29 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Scotts Bay is Greenwood Airport (YZX) in Canada, 113 km (70 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Scotts Bay is Shearwater (Halifax) Airport (YAW), also in Canada, 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Third is Halifax International Airport (YHZ) in Canada, 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Saint John (St. John) Airport (YSJ) in Canada is 176 km (109 miles) away.
  • Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Scotts Bay and is 238 km (148 miles) away.
Scotts Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Scotts Bay, Nova Scotia. Use the tab navigation above to view Scotts Bay sea temperature, Scotts Bay photographs, Scotts Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Scotts Bay webcams, current wind from Nova Scotia live weather stations and Scotts Bay tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Canada wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Scotts Bay.