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Gorleston on Sea Surf Guide

Gorleston on Sea in East Anglia is a reasonably exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the north. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. The water quality here is rather suspect.

Gorleston on Sea Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
6.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gorleston on Sea:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gorleston on Sea occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gorleston on Sea with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in November while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% 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).

Explore Gorleston on Sea Location Map

Interactive Gorleston on Sea 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 Gorleston on Sea is Norwich Airport (NWI) in England, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gorleston on Sea is Coltishall Airport (CLF), also in England, 33 km (20 miles) away.

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Gorleston on Sea Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 16:49 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Gorleston on Sea

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

Wind History at Gorleston on Sea

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

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