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Hartley Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Hartley Reef Surf Guide

Hartley Reef in North East England is a fairly exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast.. Best around high tide. Watch out for rocks and pollution.

Hartley Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
10.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hartley Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hartley Reef occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hartley Reef 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 17% of the time in December while 10% 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).
Hartley Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 08:50 Local Time
Tuesday 24
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 11 11 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 25
SSW 30
SSW 25
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Hartley Reef

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

Wind History at Hartley Reef

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

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