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South Shields ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.0

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South Shields Spot ID

Evening stroll, South Shields photo

South Shields

Photo credit: claire chambers

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.5 °C

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 19:40 Local time
Tuesday 12Wed
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 35
NNW 35
NNW 30
NNW 25
Wind State cross cross-
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South Shields in North East England is a quite exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the southwest with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For North Shields, England, 2 km from South Shields.

IS AT (local time)

South Shields Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At North Shields, 4 km from South Shields.

wind obs. (6 kph from 267 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
6 °C

Current weather near South Shields

Buoy Data:

At Newbiggin Waverider, 13 miles from South Shields.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.9
Dominant period (s) 7.1 7.7 7.1 7.7

All wavebuoys around South Shields

Overall South Shields Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November


Surf stats for South Shields: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for South Shields: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

South Shields Location Maps

South Shields Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to North East England surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of South Shields

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to South Shields:

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Wave buoys nearest to South Shields:

Tide stations nearest to South Shields:

  • Closest tide station
    North Shields
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Tyne River Entrance
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    6 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to South Shields is Newcastle Airport (NCL) in England, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to South Shields is Teesside Airport (MME), also in England, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Carlisle Airport (CAX) in England, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in England is 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Walney Island (Barrow Island) Airport (BWF), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to South Shields and is 153 km (95 miles) away.
South Shields break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for South Shields, North East England. Use the tab navigation above to view South Shields sea temperature, South Shields photographs, South Shields detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, South Shields webcams, current wind from North East England live weather stations and South Shields tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around South Shields.