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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 Surf Guide

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.

Scotts Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scotts Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Scotts 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 40% of the time in January while 31% 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
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
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 Scotts Bay Location Map

Interactive Scotts 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 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.

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Scotts Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 22:50 Local Time
MonTue
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.3
SE
0.4
SSW
0.4
SE
Period (s) 4 7 4 7
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 10
WSW 10
WSW
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Scotts Bay

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

Wind History at Scotts Bay

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

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