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The Bowl ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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The Bowl Surf Guide

The Bowl on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is a right breaking reef. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks and rips.

The Bowl Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent11.4°C

Surfing The Bowl:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Bowl occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view The Bowl sea temperature, The Bowl photographs, The Bowl detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Bowl webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and The Bowl 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 The Bowl

The Bowl Surf:

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 10:04 Local time
Saturday 04
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
WSW 20
WSW 10
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Scrabster, Scotland, 6 km from The Bowl.

IS AT (local time)

The Bowl Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP1550, 9 km from The Bowl.


Air temperature
10.1 °C

Current weather near The Bowl

Overall The Bowl Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Surf stats for The Bowl: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for The Bowl: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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The Bowl Location Maps

The Bowl Location Map

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Surf spots located close to The BowlShoreline around The BowlRoads and rivers around The Bowl

Use this relief map to navigate to Scot - North Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of The Bowl

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Bowl:

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Wave buoys nearest to The Bowl:

Tide stations nearest to The Bowl:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    35 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    64 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to The Bowl is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Bowl is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to The Bowl and is 162 km (101 miles) away.
The Bowl break location map and break info