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Silos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Silos Surf Guide

Silos on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. There is no beach break as well as a left hand reef break.. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Silos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Silos:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Silos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in February while 40% 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
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
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 Silos Location Map

Interactive Silos 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 Silos is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Silos is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Silos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 19:31 Local Time
Thursday 15Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.4
N
0.4
N
0.5
W
0.6
W
Period (s) 8 8 6 7
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 20
SE 20
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Silos

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

Wind History at Silos

Wind stats for Silos, 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 Silos. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/pier
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Silos: