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Middelkerke Surf Guide

Middelkerke on the West Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Middelkerke Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Middelkerke:

The best conditions reported for surf at Middelkerke occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Middelkerke with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 17% 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
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
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 Middelkerke Location Map

Interactive Middelkerke 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 Middelkerke is Oostende (Ostend) Airport (OST) in Belgium, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Middelkerke is Wevelgem (Kortrijk-vevelgem) Airport (QKT), also in Belgium, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Middelkerke Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 23:52 Local Time
ThuFriday 20
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.3
W
0.2
W
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Middelkerke

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

Wind History at Middelkerke

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Middelkerke. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    0km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/jetties
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability:
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/jetties
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Middelkerke: