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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
20.3°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:

Explore Hamilton Location Map

Interactive Hamilton 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 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.

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Hamilton Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
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Swell History at Hamilton

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

Wind History at Hamilton

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

Hamilton Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

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Shawn from Canada
“To correct the guide, it works on E or NE 25+ km/h winds. The Toronto side of the lift bridge is slightly sheltered on blown out days. There is plenty of parking.”

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