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Whitley Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.9

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Whitley Bay Spot ID

Whitley Bay photo

Whitley Bay

Photo credit: Ste McMahon

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.5 °C

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Sunday, 17 November 2019, 02:46 Local time
Sunday 17
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 0
NW 5
NE 15
NE 20
Wind State glass on on on

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Whitley Bay in North East England is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For North Shields, England, 3 km from Whitley Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Whitley Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At North Shields, 2 km from Whitley Bay.


Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near Whitley Bay

Buoy Data:

At Newbiggin Waverider, 10 miles from Whitley Bay.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 9.1 9.1 10.0 9.1

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Overall Whitley Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November


Surf stats for Whitley Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Whitley Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Whitley Bay Location Maps

Whitley Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Whitley Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Whitley Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Whitley Bay:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Whitley Bay is Newcastle Airport (NCL) in England, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whitley Bay is Teesside Airport (MME), also in England, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Carlisle Airport (CAX) in England, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in England is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Walney Island (Barrow Island) Airport (BWF), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Whitley Bay and is 155 km (96 miles) away.
Whitley Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Whitley Bay, North East England. Use the tab navigation above to view Whitley Bay sea temperature, Whitley Bay photographs, Whitley Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Whitley Bay webcams, current wind from North East England live weather stations and Whitley Bay 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 Whitley Bay.