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

Overall: 2.5

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Longsands Bay

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.2 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 07:16 Local time
Monday 24
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 25
WNW 25
WNW 20
Wind State cross-

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Longsands Bay in North East England is a fairly exposed beach and point break that only works once in a while. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from west winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include pollution/rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For North Shields, England, 1 km from Longsands Bay.

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Longsands Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At North Shields, 2 km from Longsands Bay.

wind obs. (2 kph from 321 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
4 °C

Current weather near Longsands Bay

Buoy Data:

At Newbiggin Waverider, 12 miles from Longsands Bay.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 11.8 12.5 12.5 12.5

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Overall Longsands Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Longsands Bay is Newcastle Airport (NCL) in England, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Longsands Bay is Teesside Airport (MME), also in England, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Carlisle Airport (CAX) in England, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in England is 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Walney Island (Barrow Island) Airport (BWF), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Longsands Bay and is 154 km (96 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Longsands Bay, North East England. Use the tab navigation above to view Longsands Bay sea temperature, Longsands Bay photographs, Longsands Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Longsands Bay webcams, current wind from North East England live weather stations and Longsands Bay 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 Longsands Bay.