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

Overall: 3.5

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Skarfskerry Surf Guide

Skarfskerry on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Skarfskerry Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Skarfskerry:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Skarfskerry with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in February while 48% 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
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
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 Skarfskerry Location Map

Interactive Skarfskerry 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 Skarfskerry is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Skarfskerry is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 40 km (25 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Skarfskerry Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 07:09 Local Time
Wednesday 21
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 2.1
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 15
NNW 15
NW 15
NW
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Skarfskerry

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

Wind History at Skarfskerry

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/pier
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Skarfskerry: