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Hastings Surf Guide

Hastings on the South Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest.. Watch out for locals.

Hastings Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hastings:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hastings occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hastings 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 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% 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 Hastings Location Map

Interactive Hastings 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 Hastings is Lydd Airport (LYX) in U.k., 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hastings is Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.

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Hastings Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 08:49 Local Time
Thursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 4 5 3
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Hastings

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

Wind History at Hastings

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

Hastings Reviews:

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Based on 9 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Leon from United Kingdom
“Good wave for the south coast. Unfortunately there is a bad attitude from one local, who goes by the name Jodie; the funny thing is that he can barely surf. He's just a big fish in a very small pond that needs to learn that his local break is for everyone not just Hastings black shorts lol.”

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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