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Hornsea ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Hornsea break guidePhoto by: Gary Hughes

Hornsea Surf Guide

Hornsea in North East England is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Beware of rips and groynes.

Hornsea Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hornsea:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hornsea 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 Hornsea (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hornsea 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 7% of the time in December while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hornsea Location Map

Interactive Hornsea 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 Hornsea is Humberside Airport (HUY) in England, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hornsea is Waddington Airport (WTN) in U.k., 85 km (53 miles) away.

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Hornsea Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 4 December 2020, 15:07 Local Time
Friday 04Sat
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.5
E
1.1
ENE
0.4
N
0.4
N
Period (s) 8 9 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 35
SSE 40
SE 40
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross-
off

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Swell History at Hornsea

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Wind History at Hornsea

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

Hornsea Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Gary Hughes from United Kingdom
“Hornsea is a surprisingly punchy wave working in all tidal conditions. Generally smaller than Scarborough or Cayton. On it's day Hornsea's beach breaks can absolutely fire. With long walling lefts in north swell with the occasional barrel section. Hornsea also works well in a South swell giving fast punchy waves although a little short in length. Overall a very underrated spot with little or no crowd, producing good, fun waves. A friendly spot with a few regulars and plenty of space.”

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