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

Overall: 2.6

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Birling Gap Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.8 °C

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 16:06 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 6 7 7 6
Wind (km/h) 45
SW 30
W 30
WNW 25
Wind State on cross-

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Birling Gap in South Coast of England is a quite exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Handles onshore winds better than most spots Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. There is no reef break. Often Crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Birling Gap Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Seaford Waverider, 10 km from Birling Gap.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Birling Gap

Buoy Data:

At Seaford Waverider, 6 miles from Birling Gap.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 7.1 5.0 5.9 6.3

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Overall Birling Gap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December


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  • Closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Birling Gap is Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Birling Gap is Lydd Airport (LYX) in U.k., 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is City (London) Airport (LCY) in England, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Heathrow (London) Airport (LHR) in Engalnd is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Southend Airport (SEN) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Birling Gap and is 98 km (61 miles) away.
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