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Scratby ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Scratby Surf Guide

Scratby in East Anglia is a quite exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the north. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Scratby Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
6.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scratby:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Scratby with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in November while 10% 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.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
82%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Scratby Location Map

Interactive Scratby 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 Scratby is Coltishall Airport (CLF) in England, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Scratby is Norwich Airport (NWI), also in England, 30 km (19 miles) away.

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Scratby Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 15 January 2021, 20:29 Local Time
FriSaturday 16
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.5
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.3
NE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 15
SSW 20
SSW 30
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Scratby

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

Wind History at Scratby

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

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