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Sandbank ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Surf Report Feed

Sandbank Surf Guide

Sandbank on the East Coast is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Sandbank Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sandbank:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Sandbank with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in September while 83% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
83%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sandbank Location Map

Interactive Sandbank 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 Sandbank is Grantley Adams International (Bridgetown) Airport (BGI) in Barbados, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sandbank is Hewanorra International (Hewandorra) Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia Island, 163 km (101 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Sandbank Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 01:43 Local Time
SatSunday 09
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.7
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
E 30
E 30
E 30
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Sandbank

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

Wind History at Sandbank

Wind stats for Sandbank, 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 Sandbank. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sandbank: