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White Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 1.8

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White Sands Surf Forecast / Scot – East Coast / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Wednesday 12 May 2021 BST
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White Sands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's White Sands sea temperature is 8.2 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 9.0 max: 10.1 min: 7.9 °C)
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White Sands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's White Sands sea temperature is 8.2 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 9.0 max: 10.1 min: 7.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at White Sands (light winds from the NNE at Greenlaw 34 km from White Sands).

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34 km away, 1 h 48 min ago

Light
8 km/h
NNE
8.0
8.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for White Sands this week:

The surf forecast for White Sands over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at White Sands in the next 12 days are 1.4m 10s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Fri 14th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 9s
Best Surf 7PM (Fri 14th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 9s
Most Powerful 4AM (Sat 15th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for White Sands over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
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0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.5
N
0.5
N
0.4
NNE
1
NNE
1.1
NNE
1.2
NNE
1.3
NNE
1.4
NNE
1.2
NNE
1.1
NNE
1
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
1
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.5
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.2
NNE
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15
NE
10
ENE
10
N
15
NNE
20
NE
10
N
10
N
5
ENE
10
SE
10
ESE
15
E
15
SW
5
SE
10
SE
10
SSW
5
NE
15
E
0
SSE
10
WNW
10
W
15
WSW
5
W
10
S
5
WNW
5
SW
5
SSE
15
SW
20
ESE
25
ESE
45
ESE
25
ESE
20
SE
5
E
20
E
20
ENE
10
NE
ononcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
offcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononon
3:34PM
4.32
3:50AM
4.26
4:08PM
4.26
4:21AM
4.19
4:43PM
4.12
4:54AM
4.08
5:19PM
3.94
5:30AM
3.93
5:58PM
3.72
6:09AM
3.77
6:43PM
3.51
6:56AM
3.62
7:40PM
3.34
7:53AM
3.51
8:50PM
3.27
9:02AM
3.50
10:06PM
3.37
10:13AM
3.61
11:13PM
3.61
11:18AM
3.83
12:10AM
3.92
12:15PM
4.12
1:00AM
4.24
9:43PM
0.57
9:58AM
0.57
10:15PM
0.69
10:32AM
0.62
10:48PM
0.85
11:07AM
0.74
11:23PM
1.04
11:46AM
0.91
12:00AM
1.24
12:30PM
1.09
12:44AM
1.43
1:23PM
1.24
1:39AM
1.59
2:27PM
1.30
2:49AM
1.67
3:39PM
1.23
4:05AM
1.62
4:47PM
1.01
5:13AM
1.42
5:46PM
0.71
6:11AM
1.13
6:38PM
0.41

Note: the tide data above is for Dunbar which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for White Sands.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at White Sands blow from the WSW

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
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rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
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5:03--5:01--4:58--4:56--4:56--4:54--4:52--4:50--4:48--4:47--4:45--4:43--
-9:09--9:12--9:14--9:15--9:17--9:19--9:21--9:22--9:24--9:27--9:28--9:30-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 10°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 12°C on Fri morning, min 9°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ESE on Fri night, light winds from the E by Sat night).

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Information about the White Sands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for White Sands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at White Sands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our White Sands surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (White Sands) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for White Sands may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

White Sands is 35 km (22 miles) from Musselburgh. If you plan a holiday in Scotland - East Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Musselburgh. Musselburgh has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.