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Hartlepool ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.0

Overall: 1.2

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Hartlepool break guidePhoto by: Christopher Walford Cooper

Hartlepool Surf Guide

Hartlepool in North East England is a quite exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Beware of rocks/pollution.

Hartlepool Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
7.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hartlepool:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hartlepool occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hartlepool with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in December while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% 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).

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Interactive Hartlepool 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 Hartlepool is Teesside Airport (MME) in England, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hartlepool is Newcastle Airport (NCL), also in England, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Hartlepool Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 07:44 Local Time
Sunday 18
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 9 9 9 5
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Swell History at Hartlepool

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Wind History at Hartlepool

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Hartlepool Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s11.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s11.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Mike Hunt from United Kingdom
“Hostile locals and turds floating around in the water as the bay collects all the local sewerage discharge.

Been Ill from surfing here in the past, car has been broken into whilst surfing too.

Not worth the trip for a poor closeout wave.”

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