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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 Surf Guide

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.

Thurso Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Thurso Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Thurso Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in February while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Thurso Beach Location Map

Interactive Thurso Beach 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 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.

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Thurso Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 08:43 Local Time
Tuesday 02
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 2.0
W
1.8
W
1.6
W
1.4
WNW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 10
SE 10
ESE 5
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Thurso Beach

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

Wind History at Thurso Beach

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

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