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Tang Head Surf Forecast / Scot – North Coast / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 01 Dec 2022 GMT
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Tang Head surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tang Head sea temperature is 11.0 °C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 9.9 max: 10.8 min: 9.2 °C)
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Tang Head surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tang Head sea temperature is 11.0 °C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 9.9 max: 10.8 min: 9.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Tang Head (light winds from the S at Wick Airport 24 km from Tang Head).

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24 km away, 38 min ago

Light
15 km/h
S
9.9
11.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tang Head this week:

The surf forecast for Tang Head over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 02) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 17s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tang Head in the next 12 days are 2.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 02) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 7s period and expected on Friday (Dec 02) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Fri 2nd Dec)7ft (2.1m) 16s
Best Surf12AM (Fri 2nd Dec)7ft (2.1m) 16s
Most Powerful 6AM (Fri 2nd Dec)8ft (2.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tang Head over the next 12 days.

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Thu
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tue
13
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
255544421110210200000002541000000000
Swell
Height Map
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
W
2.1
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.2
W
1.8
W
2
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.5
W
1.2
WNW
1
W
0.8
WNW
0.7
W
0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
W
0.7
W
1.6
N
1.7
N
1.7
N
1.4
NNW
1
NNW
0.8
NW
1
W
2
WNW
2.5
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.2
NNW
1.1
NNW
1
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.7
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
1.5
N
1.2
NNW
Period(s) (?)141615141314131312121110131211115555665912121111109866889
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1942241272320331172150511978124392841569617818615111014916016111380475061720716583292861799662131315279238
Wind
(km/h)
20
S
20
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
35
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
25
SSE
25
ESE
25
SE
10
ESE
10
E
5
E
15
WNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
25
NE
25
NE
30
NE
25
NE
20
ENE
10
ENE
10
NW
20
N
30
N
35
N
45
N
30
NNW
40
N
35
N
25
WNW
35
NNW
45
NNW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononononcross-
on
onon
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:01AM
2.41
3:57PM
2.71
5:03AM
2.52
4:59PM
2.75
5:53AM
2.66
5:53PM
2.80
6:35AM
2.79
6:40PM
2.85
7:11AM
2.89
7:22PM
2.89
7:45AM
2.97
8:00PM
2.90
8:17AM
3.02
8:37PM
2.89
8:50AM
3.03
9:14PM
2.84
9:25AM
3.00
9:52PM
2.75
10:01AM
2.94
10:31PM
2.61
10:40AM
2.85
11:13PM
2.46
11:21AM
2.74
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:25PM
0.54
9:45AM
1.02
10:37PM
0.48
10:58AM
0.89
11:34PM
0.40
11:55AM
0.73
12:21AM
0.34
12:43PM
0.57
1:03AM
0.31
1:24PM
0.44
1:40AM
0.32
2:02PM
0.36
2:16AM
0.36
2:38PM
0.32
2:51AM
0.42
3:14PM
0.33
3:25AM
0.49
3:50PM
0.38
3:59AM
0.58
4:27PM
0.47
4:33AM
0.68
5:06PM
0.58
5:09AM
0.80

Note: the tide data above is for Dunnet Bay which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tang Head.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tang Head blow from the S

Thu
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tue
13
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Rain (mm)
21----1------3-1------12-1-1---1--1-
Temp. °C10119876776667777677776675566677776761
Low °C1099876676666756667766665556667766611
Feels °C (?)67530-1-1-1-1-10343222210-1-2-1-1100-2-3-4-2-3-30-2-11
Sunrise--8:38--8:40--8:41--8:44--8:45--8:47--8:48--8:49--8:52--8:52--8:53--8:55
Sunset3:26--3:25--3:23--3:22--3:22--3:21--3:19--3:19--3:18--3:18--3:18--3:18--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Thu night, min 6°C on Sat morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Mon morning, min 5°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Thu night, calm by Fri night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Tue morning. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Sat night, min 1°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the WNW on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the N by Tue morning).

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Information about the Tang Head Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tang Head provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Tang Head can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tang Head surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Tang Head) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Tang Head may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Scotland - North Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Tang Head, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Scotland - North Coast, consider staying in Scrabster which is 17 km (11 miles) away. Other places in and around Scotland - North Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Wick which is 26 km (16 miles) away and Kirkwall, 40 km (25 miles) away.