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Hamilton ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Hamilton break guide

Hamilton Surf Guide

Hamilton in Lake Ontario is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. The location means that groundswells are unknown and the ideal wave direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Hamilton Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hamilton:

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

Surf Forecasts:
Global-Atlantic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Hamilton sea temperature, Hamilton photographs, Hamilton detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hamilton webcams, current wind from Lake Ontario live weather stations and Hamilton tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada 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 Canada 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 Hamilton

Hamilton Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 18:39 Local time
Monday 10Tue
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 10
SW 10
Wind State off off off cross-

Tide Times:

For Albany, New York, 495 km from Hamilton.

IS AT (local time)

Hamilton Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Burlington Piers Airport, 2 km from Hamilton.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
31.0 °C

Current weather near Hamilton

Buoy Data:

At West Lake Ontario Buoy, Grimsby, 12 miles from Hamilton.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.1
Dominant period (s) 12 7 8 8

All wavebuoys around Hamilton

October surf in Hamilton photo


Photo credit: Blaise

December late afternoon surf, Hamilton photo


Photo credit: Blaise

Hamilton photo


Photo credit: Loren King

Hamilton Location Maps

Hamilton Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to HamiltonShoreline around HamiltonRoads and rivers around Hamilton

Use this relief map to navigate to Lake Ontario surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Hamilton

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hamilton:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Hamilton:

Tide stations nearest to Hamilton:

  • Closest tide station
    308 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Castleton on Hudson, Hudson River
    308 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    New Baltimore, Hudson River
    308 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Tivoli, Hudson River
    308 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Kingston, Hudson River
    309 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hamilton is Hamilton Airport (YHM) in Canada, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hamilton is Lester B Pearson International (Toronto) Airport (YYZ), also in Canada, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Third is City Centre (Toronto) Airport (YTZ) in Canada, 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Waterloo Rgnl Airport (YKF) in Canada is 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Downsview (Toronto) Airport (YZD), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Hamilton and is 57 km (35 miles) away.
Hamilton break location map and break info