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

Overall: 3.5

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Thurso Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Friday, 18 October 2019, 05:40 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
ESE 15
E 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

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Thurso Reef on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There is no beach break and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rocks and pollution.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Scrabster, Scotland, 3 km from Thurso Reef.

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Thurso Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wick, 30 km from Thurso Reef.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
10.6 °C

Current weather near Thurso Reef

Buoy Data:

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

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 11.8 10.5 12.5 11.8

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Overall Thurso Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


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

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Town and city forecasts close to Thurso Reef:

  • 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 Reef is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Thurso Reef 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 Reef and is 169 km (105 miles) away.
Thurso Reef break location map and break info

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