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Hornsea ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Hornsea Keg photo


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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.2 °C

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 16:36 Local time
Wednesday 20Thu
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 8 4 4 5
Wind (km/h) 30
W 15
N 5
WNW 25
Wind State cross-
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Hornsea in North East England is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Beware of rips and groynes.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hornsea, 2 km from Hornsea.

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Hornsea Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Leconfield, 19 km from Hornsea.

moderate winds from the W

Air temperature
19.7 °C

Current weather near Hornsea

Buoy Data:

At Amethyst AWS, 40 miles from Hornsea.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Average period (s) 3 3 4 3

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Overall Hornsea Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

The graph describes the range of swells directed at Hornsea through a typical June and ... (show all text)

The rose diagram shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different dire... (show all text)

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Hornsea Location Maps

Hornsea Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Hornsea:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Hornsea:


  • The closest passenger airport to Hornsea is Humberside Airport (HUY) in England, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hornsea is Waddington Airport (WTN) in U.k., 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Coningsby Airport (QCY) in England, 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in England is 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Teesside Airport (MME), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Hornsea and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
Hornsea break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hornsea, North East England. Use the tab navigation above to view Hornsea sea temperature, Hornsea photographs, Hornsea detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hornsea webcams, current wind from North East England live weather stations and Hornsea 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 Hornsea.