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

Overall: 4.0

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Tang Head Surf Forecast / Scot – North Coast / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 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 6.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.1 max: 8.4 min: 5.4 °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 6.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.1 max: 8.4 min: 5.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Scot - North Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become very light (light winds from the NNE.(Wind varies from 270 to 080 degs) at Wick Airport 25 km from Tang Head). Surf should be turning clean at Tang Head. 3.4m 9 s period wind swell from WSW is too big

    Tang Head
  2. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become very light (light winds from the NNE.(Wind varies from 270 to 080 degs) at Wick Airport 31 km from Thurso Reef). Surf should be turning clean at Thurso Reef. 3.4m 9 s period wind swell from WSW is too big

    Thurso Reef
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25 km away, 1 h 12 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NNE
7.7
6.7
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 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 24) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 3.0m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tang Head in the next 7 days are 4.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 4s period and expected on Saturday (Feb 27) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Wed 24th Feb)7.5ft (2.3m) 16s
Best Surf 6AM (Sat 27th Feb)13ft (4.0m) 16s
Most Powerful 6AM (Sat 27th Feb)13ft (4.0m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tang Head over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wed
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
35303454446667654543100
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
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
2.2
W
2.3
W
4
WSW
4
W
3.5
W
2.5
W
2.1
W
2.4
W
3
W
3
W
3
W
3
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
3
W
2.5
W
2.5
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.6
W
1.3
W
1
W
0.8
WNW
0.5
WNW
17159912121112161615151516141413121211101010
27012370227627363331163110111721437143933831409545535058320827342155115573641822113154
25
SW
25
S
35
SW
55
W
30
W
20
SW
15
SSW
30
SSE
25
WSW
20
W
15
SSW
15
SSW
10
SSW
10
SSW
5
SSE
15
SE
30
SSE
15
S
10
SW
10
SE
20
E
15
ENE
10
NNE
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
offoffglasscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
7:07PM
2.63
7:22AM
2.89
7:47PM
2.85
7:59AM
3.15
8:25PM
3.04
8:35AM
3.37
9:03PM
3.17
9:11AM
3.53
9:40PM
3.25
9:49AM
3.60
10:19PM
3.25
10:28AM
3.56
10:59PM
3.17
11:10AM
3.42
11:41PM
3.03
1:11AM
0.71
1:39PM
0.48
1:49AM
0.51
2:17PM
0.22
2:25AM
0.34
2:54PM
0.00
3:01AM
0.22
3:31PM
-0.13
3:38AM
0.16
4:09PM
-0.17
4:17AM
0.16
4:49PM
-0.09
4:58AM
0.25
5:31PM
0.09

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

Wed
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
some cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudylight raincloudy
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967777978888108755688766
83412576665788742577443
--7:18--7:16--7:13--7:11--7:07--7:05--7:01--
5:30--5:32--5:35--5:37--5:39--5:43--5:45--5:46-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Thu afternoon, light winds from the SW by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the SSE by Mon night).

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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 7 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.