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Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) break guidePhoto by: Ty

Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) Surf Guide

Hirdles on the South Coast is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the north northwest with some shelter here from north winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay):

The best conditions reported for surf at Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in March while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% 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).
Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 01:12 Local Time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 8.5
Period (s) 17 16 15 14
Wind (km/h) 55
NNE 55
NNE 60
NNW 55
Wind State cross-
off off

Swell History at Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay)

Surf stats for Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay)

Wind stats for Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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