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The Spur Surf Guide

The Spur on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. There is a left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

The Spur Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Spur:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Spur with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in February while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Spur Location Map

Interactive The Spur 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 The Spur is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Spur is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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The Spur Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 June 2022, 17:49 Local Time
Monday 27Tue
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at The Spur

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

Wind History at The Spur

Wind stats for The Spur, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To The Spur: