uk es it fr pt nl
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

See all 18 ratings

Based on 4 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed

Thurso East Spot ID

Surf default break image

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.4 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 16:22 Local time
Sunday 20Mon
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
N 20
N 10
N 10
Wind State cross-

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Scrabster, Scotland, 3 km from Thurso East.

IS AT (local time)

Thurso East Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wick, 30 km from Thurso East.

fresh winds from the NNW

Visibility reduced by smoke
Air temperature
7.8 °C

Current weather near Thurso East

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 27 miles from Thurso East.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 7.1 7.1 8.3 7.1

All wavebuoys around Thurso East

Overall Thurso East Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


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

Thurso east.wind.statistics.octoberNnw.animatedNnw.label.animated

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

Thurso East Location Maps

Thurso East Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to Thurso EastShoreline around Thurso EastRoads and rivers around Thurso East

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Thurso East:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Thurso East:

Tide stations nearest to Thurso East:

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Thurso East:

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Thurso East:

  • Closest city location
    85 mi
  • Second closest city location
    112 mi
  • Third closest city location
    149 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    153 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    167 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Thurso East and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
Thurso East break location map and break info

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