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Sutton-on-Sea Surf Guide

Sutton-on-Sea in Lincolnshire is a reasonably exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the north. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Be careful when surfing close to the groynes.

Sutton-on-Sea Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sutton-on-Sea:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sutton-on-Sea occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Sutton-on-Sea (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sutton-on-Sea 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 9% of the time in January while 8% 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.
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).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sutton-on-Sea Location Map

Interactive Sutton-on-Sea 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 Sutton-on-Sea is Coningsby Airport (QCY) in England, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sutton-on-Sea is Humberside Airport (HUY), also in England, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Sutton-on-Sea Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 29 May 2023, 16:36 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Sutton-on-Sea

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

Wind History at Sutton-on-Sea

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

Sutton-on-Sea Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
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  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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quikstick rider from United Kingdom
“Surfed here for many years. Was a good spot until a few years ago,open beach often closes out, used to work well on north west with a low over Norway. Got me a secret spot not far from Sutton and I aint telling lol.”

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