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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) Spot ID

Hirtle's Beach - Nature's Delight, Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) photo

Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay)

Photo credit: Mike

surfers on a Sunday, Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) photo

Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay)

Photo credit: Kristine Hirtle

Hirtle's Beach Sunday, Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) photo

Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay)

Photo credit: Kristine Hirtle

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 3.0 °C

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Friday, 10 April 2020, 02:47 Local time
Friday 10
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 7 8 9 15
Wind (km/h) 50
ESE 65
ESE 35
SW 40
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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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.

Nova-Scotia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Riverport, La Have River, Nova Scotia, 5 km from Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay).

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Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lunenburg, 12 km from Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay).

strong winds from the ENE

Air temperature
2.0 °C

Current weather near Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay)

Buoy Data:

At Halifax Harbour Buoy, 46 miles from Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay).

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 11 9 11 9

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Overall Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) Location Maps

Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay):

Tide stations nearest to Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay):

  • Closest tide station
    Riverport, La Have River
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Mahone Harbour, Mahone Bay
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Bridgewater, La Have River
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) is Shearwater (Halifax) Airport (YAW) in Canada, 74 km (46 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) is Halifax International Airport (YHZ), also in Canada, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Third is Greenwood Airport (YZX) in Canada, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Saint John (St. John) Airport (YSJ) in Canada is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) and is 208 km (129 miles) away.
Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay), Nova Scotia. Use the tab navigation above to view Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) sea temperature, Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) photographs, Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) webcams, current wind from Nova Scotia live weather stations and Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay) tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Canada wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Hirtle's Beach (Hartling Bay).