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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 Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.0 °C

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Saturday, 22 February 2020, 02:46 Local time
Saturday 22
Wave (m) 6.5
Period (s) 15 15 15 16
Wind (km/h) 50
W 55
WSW 55
WSW 60
Wind State cross-

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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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Armadale Bay, 5 km from Strathy Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Strathy Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Altnaharra, 41 km from Strathy Bay.

fresh winds from the WSW

Moderate to heavy rain showers
Air temperature
3.9 °C

Current weather near Strathy Bay

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 37 miles from Strathy Bay.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 5.3
Dominant period (s) 14.3 15.4 14.3 15.4

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Overall Strathy Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


Surf stats for Strathy Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Strathy Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Strathy Bay Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Strathy Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    34 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    39 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    47 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    63 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Strathy Bay and is 141 km (88 miles) away.
Strathy Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Strathy Bay, Scot - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Strathy Bay sea temperature, Strathy Bay photographs, Strathy Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Strathy Bay webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and Strathy Bay tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Strathy Bay.