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Latitude: 50° 49.684' N
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from brigton drive along the coast road away from the marina, there is a wind surfing pool (lagoon) turn left here, if u pass a surf diner u have gone too far, follow road round and there is a small car park at the end with a cafe u are there, follow the other ten millon surfers too the spot.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name hotpipes
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthWest, South
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Nudist colony (France only!)
You have too get the tides just right or u will miss what small swell there is.
Watch out for the second fence at high tide on heavy days as can be difficult to pull off of wave!!!
Mid/Low is generally a longboard/mal wave unless a reasonable size wave.
High tide is a bodyboard wave on most days unless you're brave or have an old board and don't mind getting a few dings!
Can get pretty hollow at high as well with a good air section!
Busy at low/mid though plenty of space so it's alright.
By Andy , 04-09-2009
hotpipe location - Hot pipe is just west of the white houses (millionaire's row). If you zoom in on the map on this page, and follow Basin Road South to the East until it turns inland you can see the houses and the swimming pools in the garden. So you were nearly in the right place. Marina is a much better wave
By SURFFREAK , 23-07-2007
Location - Dude, i think your gettin confussed with the hot pipes at Shoreham as that is next to the power station and the line of houses that you were speaking of (just further along the road before you reach the car park). I havent ever herd of any hot pipes down in Brighton as the only gd spot i know there is next to the marina wall in a South Westerly wind. Hope this helps
By Nick Goodson , 13-06-2006
where exactly is Hotpipe? - Matt, I was just reading some comments on Hotpipe and you seem to know what you're talking about. Could you tell me please is Hotpipe just next to that line of 4 or 5 big white houses of which one is supposed to be owned by macca? I was there yesterday but wasn't sure if I was in the right place? Thanks.
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