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Sinclair's Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Sinclair's Bay Surf Guide

Sinclair's Bay on the East Coast is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the optimum wave angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is a left hand reef break as well.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Sinclair's Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sinclair's Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sinclair's Bay occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sinclair's 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 5% of the time in January while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
71%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sinclair's Bay Location Map

Interactive Sinclair's 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 Sinclair's Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sinclair's Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Sinclair's Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 17:54 Local Time
Friday 07Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.5
NE
Period (s) 8 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 15
NNW 10
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Sinclair's Bay

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

Wind History at Sinclair's Bay

Wind stats for Sinclair's Bay, 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 Sinclair's Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sinclair's Bay: