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

Overall: 3.5

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Sunnyside Bay Surf Guide

Sunnyside Bay on the East Coast is a sheltered reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. A choice of left and right reefs. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Sunnyside Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sunnyside Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sunnyside Bay occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sunnyside 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 0% of the time in January while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 90% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
9%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
90%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sunnyside Bay Location Map

Interactive Sunnyside 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 Sunnyside Bay is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sunnyside Bay is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k, 56 km (35 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Sunnyside Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 07:22 Local Time
Sunday 11
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.1
N
1.2
N
1.0
N
0.8
N
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
NW 25
NNW 20
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Sunnyside Bay

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

Wind History at Sunnyside Bay

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sunnyside Bay:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.