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White Sands Surf Forecast / Scot – East Coast / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Monday 26 Sep 2022 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 14.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.2 min: 12.3 °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 14.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.2 min: 12.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at White Sands (calm at Greenlaw 34 km from White Sands).

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34 km away, 2 h 42 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
S
11.0
14.0
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 Monday (Sep 26) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 18s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at White Sands in the next 12 days are 2.2m 7s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Sep 28) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 4s period and expected on Tuesday (Sep 27) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Mon 26th Sep)5.5ft (1.7m) 8s
Best Surf 7PM (Thu 29th Sep)5ft (1.6m) 8s
Most Powerful 7PM (Wed 28th Sep)7ft (2.2m) 7s

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

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Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
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Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
N
1.9
N
0.5
NNE
0.5
NNE
0.4
NNE
1.7
N
1
NNE
1.6
NNE
1.4
NE
1.3
NNE
1.5
ENE
1.2
NE
0.7
NE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ESE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.2
ENE
0.1
E
0.7
SW
0.1
SE
0.5
W
0.4
W
0.4
W
0.3
WNW
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.2
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
Period(s) (?)6717161566666787767887766655443333413141411
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1643971661467321780212152108228173475726141629382312663101000003183824
Wind
(km/h)
35
NW
40
NW
35
WNW
40
W
35
NW
30
N
30
NW
30
NNW
40
N
30
NNE
20
NE
10
S
30
SSE
45
S
40
W
35
W
35
W
35
WSW
35
W
40
WSW
25
WSW
20
W
10
WNW
5
SSW
10
W
20
W
30
W
10
W
5
WNW
15
WSW
30
NNE
20
NNE
15
N
5
SW
5
E
15
SSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
offoffoffglassoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:31PM
4.43
3:36AM
4.70
4:02PM
4.50
4:09AM
4.73
4:34PM
4.49
4:44AM
4.65
5:08PM
4.38
5:22AM
4.48
5:45PM
4.19
6:06AM
4.22
6:28PM
3.93
6:58AM
3.90
7:23PM
3.64
8:09AM
3.59
8:39PM
3.43
9:46AM
3.43
10:16PM
3.43
11:23AM
3.56
11:39PM
3.69
12:34PM
3.86
12:41AM
4.06
1:26PM
4.18
1:30AM
4.41
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:30PM
0.49
9:52AM
0.07
10:02PM
0.41
10:24AM
0.10
10:36PM
0.41
10:59AM
0.24
11:12PM
0.49
11:36AM
0.48
11:52PM
0.66
12:20PM
0.81
12:40AM
0.89
1:13PM
1.17
1:43AM
1.15
2:26PM
1.49
3:10AM
1.29
4:02PM
1.61
4:50AM
1.18
5:32PM
1.47
6:08AM
0.84
6:37PM
1.19
7:05AM
0.45
7:27PM
0.88

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

Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
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Rain (mm)
-1--216141--34---------62-2---5-----
Temp. °C12129111110111212131212121413131412141513151613161616161815121211121312
Low °C10108910911121213129111311121210131411121412141614151714111210101311
Feels °C (?)332133565881039456578712141213131215191368811129
Sunrise7:01--7:03--7:05--7:07--7:09--7:11--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:18--7:20--7:22--
Sunset-7:00--6:57--6:53--6:52--6:49--6:45--6:44--6:40--6:38--6:36--6:32--6:30-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon morning, min 8°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Tue morning, moderate winds from the NNW by Tue night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri afternoon, min 9°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ENE on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the S by Fri morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Mon night. Very mild (max 16°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the NNE by Thu morning).

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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.