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

Overall: 2.5

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Whitley Bay Spot ID

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Whitley Bay

Photo credit: Ste McMahon

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.3 °C

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Monday, 23 July 2018, 07:19 Local time
Monday 23
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 4 3 3 3
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SW 10
SW 10
Wind State off off off off

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Whitley Bay in North East England is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For North Shields, England, 3 km from Whitley Bay.

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Whitley Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cullercoats North Tyneside wx, 1 km from Whitley Bay.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
17.8 °C

Current weather near Whitley Bay

Overall Whitley Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Whitley Bay Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Whitley Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Whitley Bay is Newcastle Airport (NCL) in England, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whitley Bay is Teesside Airport (MME), also in England, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Carlisle Airport (CAX) in England, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in England is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Walney Island (Barrow Island) Airport (BWF), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Whitley Bay and is 155 km (96 miles) away.
Whitley Bay break location map and break info

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