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Birling Gap ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.6

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Birling Gap Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C

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Saturday, 22 September 2018, 03:53 Local time
Saturday 22
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 6 6 6 5
Wind (km/h) 25
W 25
W 25
W 20
Wind State cross-

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Birling Gap in South Coast of England is a fairly exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the southwest. There is no reef break. Often Crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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At Seaford Waverider, 10 km from Birling Gap.


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Current weather near Birling Gap

Buoy Data:

At Seaford Waverider, 6 miles from Birling Gap.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 6.7 7.1 5.9 5.6

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Overall Birling Gap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • Closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    17 mi
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    17 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Birling Gap:

  • Closest city location
    12 mi
  • Second closest city location
    14 mi
  • Third closest city location
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    19 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Birling Gap is Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Birling Gap is Lydd Airport (LYX) in U.k., 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is City (London) Airport (LCY) in England, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Heathrow (London) Airport (LHR) in Engalnd is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Southend Airport (SEN) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Birling Gap and is 98 km (61 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Birling Gap, South Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Birling Gap sea temperature, Birling Gap photographs, Birling Gap detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Birling Gap webcams, current wind from South Coast live weather stations and Birling Gap 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 Birling Gap.