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Hatchet Bay Surf Guide

Hatchet Bay in Eleuthera - Bahamas is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides optimum time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the north. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Beware of Rips - reef - shark - Rocks.

Hatchet Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
25.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hatchet Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Hatchet Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in September while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 56% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
56%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hatchet Bay Location Map

Interactive Hatchet Bay 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 Hatchet Bay is Governors Harbour (Governor's Harbor) Airport (GHB) in Bahamas, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hatchet Bay is North Eleuthera Airport (ELH), also in Bahamas, 23 km (14 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Hatchet Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 16:05 Local Time
Monday 19Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
NE
Period (s) 10 10 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
S 15
SSE 5
SSE 20
S
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Hatchet Bay

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

Wind History at Hatchet Bay

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

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    • Icon  s43.7
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

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