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Thurso Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Thurso Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.3 °C

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 19:22 Local time
Wednesday 23Thu
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 14 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 25
S 30
SSE 30
SSE 25
Wind State off off off off

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Thurso Beach on the North Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. It's sometimes crowded here. The water quality here is rather suspect.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Scrabster, Scotland, 3 km from Thurso Beach.

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Thurso Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wick, 31 km from Thurso Beach.

moderate winds from the SE

Continuous light rain
Air temperature
12.1 °C

Current weather near Thurso Beach

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 28 miles from Thurso Beach.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.3
Dominant period (s) 14.3 11.1 15.4 11.1

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Overall Thurso Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Thurso Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Thurso Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Town and city forecasts close to Thurso Beach:

  • Closest city location
    84 mi
  • Second closest city location
    112 mi
  • Third closest city location
    149 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    152 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    167 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Thurso Beach is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Thurso Beach is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 100 km (62 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 Thurso Beach and is 169 km (105 miles) away.
Thurso Beach break location map and break info

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