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Thurso East ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Thurso East Surf Guide

Thurso East on the North Coast is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. No beach break here Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Thurso East Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Thurso East:

The best conditions reported for surf at Thurso East occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Thurso East with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in February while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Thurso East Location Map

Interactive Thurso East 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 East is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Thurso East is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Thurso East Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 22:53 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 3.5
W
3.0
W
3.0
W
2.5
W
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
W 25
WSW 30
WSW 25
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Thurso East

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

Wind History at Thurso East

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Thurso East. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s11.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Thurso East: