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Happisburgh Surf Guide

Happisburgh in East Anglia is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the optimum wave angle is from the north. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include groynes,pollution.

Happisburgh Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
12.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Happisburgh:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Happisburgh 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 9% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 84% 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 Happisburgh Location Map

Interactive Happisburgh 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 Happisburgh is Coltishall Airport (CLF) in England, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Happisburgh is Norwich Airport (NWI), also in England, 26 km (16 miles) away.

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Happisburgh Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 June 2023, 06:15 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 5 5
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Swell History at Happisburgh

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

Wind History at Happisburgh

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Happisburgh:

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