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Lowestoft ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.4

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Lowestoft Surf Guide

Lowestoft in East Anglia is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the ideal wave angle is from the north. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of groynes, rips.

Lowestoft Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
5.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lowestoft:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lowestoft with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in November while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
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
82%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lowestoft Location Map

Interactive Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft is Norwich Airport (NWI) in England, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lowestoft is Coltishall Airport (CLF), also in England, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Lowestoft Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 15 January 2021, 21:24 Local Time
FriSaturday 16
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.5
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.3
NE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
SSW 20
SSW 30
SSW
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Lowestoft

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

Wind History at Lowestoft

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

Lowestoft Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s22.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s21.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Ched from United Kingdom
“I surfed at Lowestoft in the 1970's. It's a great place to learn to surf. Go on, learn it.”

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