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Strathy 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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Strathy Bay Surf Guide

Strathy Bay on the North Coast is an exposed river break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Strathy Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Strathy Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Strathy Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in December while 38% 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
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
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 Strathy Bay Location Map

Interactive Strathy 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 Strathy Bay is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Strathy Bay is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 77 km (48 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Strathy Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 05:34 Local Time
Wednesday 03
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
W
0.7
W
Period (s) 10 10 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
ESE 10
ESE 10
E
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Strathy Bay

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

Wind History at Strathy Bay

Wind stats for Strathy 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 Strathy Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Strathy Bay: