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Westende Surf Guide

Westende in North Sea - Belgium is an exposed beach break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Ideal winds are from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Man-made danger (buoys etc.).

Westende Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Westende:

The best conditions reported for surf at Westende occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Westende with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in April while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 84% 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 Westende Location Map

Interactive Westende 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 Westende is Oostende (Ostend) Airport (OST) in Belgium, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Westende is Wevelgem (Kortrijk-vevelgem) Airport (QKT), also in Belgium, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Westende Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 05:54 Local Time
Tuesday 09
Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Westende

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

Wind History at Westende

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

Westende Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s11.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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François KONING from Belgium
“Qualité quand ça marche: 2 à 3 (! spot essentiellement longboard)

Niveau de Difficulté: 1 à 2 (selon les conditions)

Foule a l’Eau: 2 (comparé à Biarritz ou Praia Baleal, y a personne)

Accès: 5”

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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