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Hastings water temperature
Hastings ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.6
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.2

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Hastings Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Coast of England, UK)

Today's Hastings sea temperature is 14.0 °C.

Statistics for 20 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 12.2 °C, range: 10.4 °C to 13.6 °C

Fairly cool water temperature (14 °C) at Hastings will be accompanied by sub-zero wind chill temperatures (-1 °C). Wear a full winter wetsuit and ideally a neoprene hood. Gloves and boots would probably be a good idea. A good day to escape from a bitterly cold and overcast day by getting wet.

United Kingdom Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United Kingdom
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
United Kingdom Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United Kingdom
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Hastings. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Hastings Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Hastings sea water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their minimum on about the 25th of February, in the range 5 to 9°C (41 to 48°F). The warmest seasonal sea water temperatures at Hastings in the middle of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum sea water temperatures at Hastings mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in late February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Hastings can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Hastings. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.