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Wansbeck Estuary ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.3

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Wansbeck Estuary break guidePhoto by: GT ALLSOP

Wansbeck Estuary Surf Guide

Wansbeck Estuary in North East England is a reasonably exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include pollution/rips.

Wansbeck Estuary Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wansbeck Estuary:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wansbeck Estuary occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wansbeck Estuary 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 12% of the time in December while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 80% 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 Wansbeck Estuary Location Map

Interactive Wansbeck Estuary 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 Wansbeck Estuary is Newcastle Airport (NCL) in England, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wansbeck Estuary is Teesside Airport (MME), also in England, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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Wansbeck Estuary Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 17:50 Local Time
Tuesday 01Wed
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
WSW 15
SW 10
Wind State off cross-

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Swell History at Wansbeck Estuary

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Wind History at Wansbeck Estuary

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