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Latitude: 50° 51.124' N
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head along the seafront and you cant miss it best place to park - behind white rock theatre or the underground carpark
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionNorthWest, SouthWest, South
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
a good spot under these (rare) conditions -south west swell and good offshore winds (NW) However still surfable with medium/high S or SW winds
Be careful in high SW winds strong rip coming aroung the pier pulling you east
- Best to paddle out right next to the east side of the pier let the current pull you into the correct position -quite a slow wave so be prepared to work for it!
this spot can produce some long workable rides in the right conditions (a few times a year if you lucky) me and a few mates discovered this spot for the first time under just these conditions(1996) after a big storm (gale force SW) the winds turned to a light NW we had about a week of the best surf i have ever experienced in hastings - consistant,long,peeling rides and being a local this is saying something
Please note that this spot is very rarely this good but you can sometimes get a few waves breaking off the pier or the nearest groyne on a rising tide under moderate S/SW winds
Rock-o-nore is a better break but crowded under good conditions - if you want a chilled out mellow wave then head for the pier
By Anonymous , 16-07-2009
surfable - surfed it the other day and it was surfable. its not cornwall but its better than sitting around moaning about how bad the south east is. the local crowd was really friendly and most were from a group from epic life. worth a look after strong s/sw winds if your local.
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