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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Birling gap

UK, South East

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 50° 44.552' N
Longitude: 0° 12.02' E

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park in the car park at the top of the cliffs. walk down the stairs to the shingle beach.

English (Translate this text in English): park in the car park at the top of the cliffs. walk down the stairs to the shingle beach.

English (Translate this text in English): park in the car park at the top of the cliffs. walk down the stairs to the shingle beach.

English (Translate this text in English): park in the car park at the top of the cliffs. walk down the stairs to the shingle beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

walk either sides of the steps once on the beach to avoide the shore dump entry.

English (Translate this text in English): walk either sides of the steps once on the beach to avoide the shore dump entry.

English (Translate this text in English): walk either sides of the steps once on the beach to avoide the shore dump entry.

English (Translate this text in English): walk either sides of the steps once on the beach to avoide the shore dump entry.

Atmosphere

good local crowd in the water who have a laugh.

English (Translate this text in English): good local crowd in the water who have a laugh.

English (Translate this text in English): good local crowd in the water who have a laugh.

English (Translate this text in English): good local crowd in the water who have a laugh.

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By saxcellray , 08-06-2012

- If we live in the South East we all know we get very, very, very little in the way of waves at any time of year. We're not spoilt like the South West so we have to get waves when they turn up. Unfortunately for any South East 'local' it is inevitable that when waves turn up, so will the crowds. I'm sure you never complain when you turn up at someone elses 'local' spot when they get some surf. At the end of the day, if you are local to a spot, you have the opportunity to get in before the crowds arrive, enjoy it. Plus, lets face it - due to our profound lack of surf and opportunity to practice, very few of us in this corner are the dogs knackers anyway. If we were, we would have moved to Cornwall a long time ago.

By Josh Pettitt , 05-10-2010

Worst surf spot in Britain? - Looks like I've waded in a little late on this argument but I am a reporter on the Eastbourne Herald newspaper and I reckon this could make quite a good feature.
Anyone interested in talking to me about the local surf scene, please get in contact: josh.pettitt@trbeckett.co.uk
or tweet me @joshpettitt
Cheers guys

By Anonymous , 08-11-2009

- hey !!!!!!!!!! i think everybodys getting a little over excited!! i did,nt start having a go at anybody but hey grom, come shake my hand, no hard feelings , maybe you could teach me something or two right????

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