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Longsands Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Longsands Bay Surf Guide

Longsands Bay in North East England is a fairly exposed beach and point break that only works once in a while. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from west winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include pollution/rocks.

Longsands Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
12.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Longsands Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Longsands Bay occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Longsands Bay 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 17% of the time in December while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% 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).

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Interactive Longsands 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 Longsands Bay is Newcastle Airport (NCL) in England, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Longsands Bay is Teesside Airport (MME), also in England, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Longsands Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 21 October 2021, 06:21 Local Time
Thursday 21
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 7 9 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Longsands Bay

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

Wind History at Longsands Bay

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

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