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St Combs to Inverallochy Seasonal Surf Averages

Based on the last ten years data for this location this page gives seasonal trends and an idea of what kind of conditions you can expect and when. Of course these are just averages - it's worth reading carefully to understand exactly what they mean and to recognise the kind of variation you could expect on a trip because an average can never tell the whole story. Click on a month below to see more detail.
If you want a past forecast for a specific date range then click here.


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

Wind Swell Ground Swell
This graph shows the percentage of days that had a ridable wind swell (7 seconds period or more) or groundswell (10 seconds period or more) of over 3ft. It also shows the dominant wind direction. Not all of these days will neccessarily give great surf, and very short lived wind swells or longer period secondary swells may produce surf not recorded, but it gives a clear idea of the seasonal trend and a rough guide to the chances of scoring something ridable.

Monthly Overview

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Understanding this Data

These swell averages are calculated ONLY on swells of more than 7 seconds period. This means this is the average height of a swell that's likely to produce ridable surf NOT an average of every wave heading toward the beach in a month. Likewise the period is the average period OVER 7 seconds. There will be days that have short period wind swells that won't produce and ridable swell and these are excluded from the averages. The consistency figure gives the percentage of days that meet this condition.

For example if the consistency is 50% you could expect the 'average' swell for about 15 days in the month. Of course an average tells only part of the story. A combination of very large and very small swells may produce the same average as a consistent medium sized swell.

Monthly Data

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Nearby Spots

Peterhead (Sandford Bay)
Cruden Bay
Balmedie to Newburgh
Aberdeen - Beach
Nigg Bay
Banff - Beach
Boyndie Bay
Stonehaven
Sandend (Moray Firth)
Lunan Bay
Arbroath
Lossiemouth
Sinclairs Bay - Beach
Keiss
Bu Sands
Kingsbarns
St Andrews East
St Andrews West
Dunnet Bay
Castlehill to Murkle
Seacliff
Belhaven Bay (Dunbar)
Murkle Point
Pease Bay
Coldingham Bay
Thurso East
S*** Pipe
Fisk Helliar
Brora Beach
Brimms Ness - The Point
Skail Bay Right
Skara Brae
Birsay Bay
Marwick
Bamburgh
Sandside Bay
Beadnell Bay
Melvich
Strathy
Quendale Bay
Armadale Bay
Torrisdale
Gulberwick
Seaton To Blyth
Melby
Whitley Bay
Tynemouth - Longsands
South Shields
Sunderland
Sango Bay
Durness (Balnakeil Bay)
Marske to Tees
Redcar
Breckon
Saltburn Beach
Sandwood Bay
Whitby
St Bees
Scarborough - North Bay
Scarborough - South Bay
Silecroft
Cayton Bay - Pumphouse
Filey
Blackpool South
Hornsea
Staffin Bay
Caravans
Graveyards
Withernsea
Westport