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Hartley Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Hartley Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.6 °C

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Sunday, 22 September 2019, 02:26 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
SE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Hartley Reef in North East England is a fairly exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast.. Best around high tide. Watch out for rocks and pollution.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For North Shields, England, 5 km from Hartley Reef.

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Hartley Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At North Shields, 4 km from Hartley Reef.


Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Hartley Reef

Buoy Data:

At Newbiggin Waverider, 9 miles from Hartley Reef.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 6.3 5.9 6.3 6.3

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Overall Hartley Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Hartley Reef:


  • The closest passenger airport to Hartley Reef is Newcastle Airport (NCL) in England, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hartley Reef is Teesside Airport (MME), also in England, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Carlisle Airport (CAX) in England, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in England is 134 km (83 miles) away.
  • Walney Island (Barrow Island) Airport (BWF), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Hartley Reef and is 156 km (97 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hartley Reef, North East England. Use the tab navigation above to view Hartley Reef sea temperature, Hartley Reef photographs, Hartley Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hartley Reef webcams, current wind from North East England live weather stations and Hartley Reef 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 Hartley Reef.