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East Wittering break guidePhoto by: Fred Preston

East Wittering Surf Guide

East Wittering on the South Coast is a sheltered beach/groynes break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of groynes, rips.

East Wittering Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing East Wittering:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing East Wittering 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 0% of the time in January while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 81% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive East Wittering 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 East Wittering is Southampton Airport (SOU) in England, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to East Wittering is Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW), also in England, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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East Wittering Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 13:20 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 4 4
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at East Wittering

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

Wind History at East Wittering

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

East Wittering Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
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  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.3
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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John from United Kingdom
“If you have the knowledge and experience to when a swell is coming and you choose your moment right this can be a great break when conditions are good. It's inconsistent and can be frustrating but worth the wait for any keen surfer. Have fun out there.”

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