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Portslade ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Portslade Surf Guide

Portslade on the South Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the north. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the southwest.. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here.

Portslade Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Portslade:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Portslade 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 4% of the time in December while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
52%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Portslade Location Map

Interactive Portslade 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 Portslade is Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Portslade is Heathrow (London) Airport (LHR) in Engalnd, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Portslade Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 00:57 Local Time
WedThursday 22
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
Period (s) 6 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 40
SW 40
SW 35
SW 35
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Portslade

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

Wind History at Portslade

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

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