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Tang Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Tang Head Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.6 °C

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Friday, 18 October 2019, 05:41 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
Wind State cross-

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Tang Head on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the south. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A right hand reef break. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dunnet Bay, 9 km from Tang Head.

IS AT (local time)

Tang Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wick, 25 km from Tang Head.

moderate winds from the ESE

Air temperature
10.7 °C

Current weather near Tang Head

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 24 miles from Tang Head.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 11.8 10.5 12.5 11.8

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Overall Tang Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Tang Head: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Tang Head: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Town and city forecasts close to Tang Head:

  • Closest city location
    91 mi
  • Second closest city location
    111 mi
  • Third closest city location
    151 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    156 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    170 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tang Head is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tang Head is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Tang Head and is 173 km (107 miles) away.
Tang Head break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tang Head, Scot - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Tang Head sea temperature, Tang Head photographs, Tang Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tang Head webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and Tang Head 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 Tang Head.