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

Overall: 3.3

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St Combs Surf Guide

St Combs on the East Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rocks in the line up.

St Combs Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing St Combs:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing St Combs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in March while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
54%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore St Combs Location Map

Interactive St Combs 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 St Combs is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to St Combs is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO), also in U.k, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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St Combs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 00:06 Local Time
TueWednesday 20
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.6
NW
0.5
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 15
E 15
ENE 10
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
on cross

Swell History at St Combs

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

Wind History at St Combs

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/jetty
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To St Combs: