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Great Yarmouth Surf Guide

Great Yarmouth in East Anglia is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the north. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide when the tide is rising.

Great Yarmouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Great Yarmouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Great Yarmouth 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 Great Yarmouth (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Great Yarmouth 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 Great Yarmouth Location Map

Interactive Great Yarmouth 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 Great Yarmouth is Coltishall Airport (CLF) in England, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Great Yarmouth is Norwich Airport (NWI), also in England, 33 km (20 miles) away.

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Great Yarmouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 December 2022, 06:08 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Great Yarmouth

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

Wind History at Great Yarmouth

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

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