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Yellowcraig Beach Surf Guide

Yellowcraig Beach on the East Coast is a fairly exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the east. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Yellowcraig Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Yellowcraig Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Yellowcraig Beach occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Yellowcraig Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in January while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Yellowcraig Beach Location Map

Interactive Yellowcraig Beach 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 Yellowcraig Beach is Leuchars Airport (ADX) in U.k, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Yellowcraig Beach is Edinburgh Airport (EDI), also in U.k, 39 km (24 miles) away.

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Yellowcraig Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 3 October 2022, 02:58 Local Time
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Wave (m)
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Wind (km/h)
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15
15
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off
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off

Swell History at Yellowcraig Beach

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

Wind History at Yellowcraig Beach

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

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