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Happisburgh ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 1.8

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Happisburgh Spot ID

Sizeable slop at Happisburgh photo


Photo credit: Fred Preston

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.7 °C

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Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:44 Local time
Thursday 20
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 4 4 4 -
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 30
SSW 35
SSW 35
Wind State cross-

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Happisburgh in East Anglia is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the optimum wave angle is from the north. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include groynes,pollution.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Walcott, 4 km from Happisburgh.

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Happisburgh Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ingham Corner Norwich wx, 5 km from Happisburgh.


Air temperature
13.8 °C

Current weather near Happisburgh

Buoy Data:

At Happisburgh Waverider, 5 miles from Happisburgh.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 5.6 5.3 5.6 3.8

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Overall Happisburgh Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Happisburgh is Coltishall Airport (CLF) in England, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Happisburgh is Norwich Airport (NWI), also in England, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Marham Airport (KNF) in U.k., 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Honington Airport (BEQ) in England is 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Mildenhall Airport (MHZ), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Happisburgh and is 90 km (56 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Happisburgh, East Anglia. Use the tab navigation above to view Happisburgh sea temperature, Happisburgh photographs, Happisburgh detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Happisburgh webcams, current wind from East Anglia live weather stations and Happisburgh 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 Happisburgh.