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Bamburgh ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Bamburgh Surf Guide

Bamburgh in North East England is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Bamburgh Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bamburgh:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bamburgh occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bamburgh (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bamburgh with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in January while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
73%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bamburgh Location Map

Interactive Bamburgh surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Bamburgh is Newcastle Airport (NCL) in England, 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bamburgh is Carlisle Airport (CAX), also in England, 102 km (63 miles) away.

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Bamburgh Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 12:38 Local Time
Sunday 17
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.1
SE
0.1
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
Period (s) 7 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 30
W 35
WSW 35
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Bamburgh

Surf stats for Bamburgh, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bamburgh

Wind stats for Bamburgh, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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