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Wells-next-the-sea Surf Guide

Wells-next-the-sea in East Anglia is a quite exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves.

Wells-next-the-sea Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wells-next-the-sea:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wells-next-the-sea occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Wells-next-the-sea (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wells-next-the-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 0% of the time in January while 11% 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.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
89%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Wells-next-the-sea Location Map

Interactive Wells-next-the-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 Wells-next-the-sea is Marham Airport (KNF) in U.k., 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wells-next-the-sea is Coltishall Airport (CLF) in England, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Wells-next-the-sea Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 20:02 Local Time
WedThursday 19
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
0.1
N
0.3
ESE
0.1
NE
0.1
NE
Period (s) 8 4 6 5
Wind (km/h)
20
15
5
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Wells-next-the-sea

Surf stats for Wells-next-the-sea, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Wells-next-the-sea

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

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