About Hornsea

A long stretch of sand with high tide shingle, that stretches south to Withernsea, broken by groynes and rocky sea defences. Banks form around groynes, best at lower tides in smaller, clean, northerly or northeasterly swells when lefts can run down the beach in long walls. However, beware of longshore drift when the size picks up - be sure to pick a line-up and keep it in view. Can be merciless.

Source: Hornsea Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Gets rippy but when small, good for all comers.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Friendly.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Quiet.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Not a classic, but with a clean groundswell there can be long walling, lefts.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Easy when small, relentless when bigger.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

OK - can be sewage after heavy rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips and groynes.

Access

Car park by boat slipway.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand with high tide shingle.

Best Season

September - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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