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Skegness Surf Guide

Skegness in Lincolnshire is a quite exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide.

Skegness Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Skegness:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Skegness 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 3% of the time in November while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% 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).
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Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Skegness Location Map

Interactive Skegness 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 Skegness is Coningsby Airport (QCY) in England, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Skegness is Waddington Airport (WTN) in U.k., 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Skegness Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 8 June 2023, 13:54 Local Time
Thursday 08Fri
Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 4 5 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Skegness

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

Wind History at Skegness

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

Skegness Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s11.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Skegvegas from United Kingdom
“One of the best waves on this coast when there's a decent northerly swell. Endless left shared with beautiful locals. Great chips at the local skatepark's cafe.”

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