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Brighton ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.4
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.1

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Brighton Spot ID

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Type: beach/pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.5 °C

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Sunday, 15 December 2019, 15:12 Local time
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Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h) 45
SW 40
SW 40
SW 40
Wind State cross-

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Brighton on the South Coast is a fairly exposed beach/pier break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of groynes, rips and pollution.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Brighton, 8 km from Brighton.

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Brighton Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Brighton, 4 km from Brighton.

wind obs. (6 kph from 248 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near Brighton

Buoy Data:

At Seaford Waverider, 6 miles from Brighton.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 8.3 6.7 6.7 7.7

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Overall Brighton Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December


Surf stats for Brighton: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Brighton: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    13 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Brighton is Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Brighton is Lydd Airport (LYX) in U.k., 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is City (London) Airport (LCY) in England, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Heathrow (London) Airport (LHR) in Engalnd is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Southampton Airport (SOU) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Brighton and is 92 km (57 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Brighton, South Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Brighton sea temperature, Brighton photographs, Brighton detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Brighton webcams, current wind from South Coast live weather stations and Brighton 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 Brighton.