Located in Durham – Northumberland, England, Redcar is a collection of reef breaks that offer up some good sections for performance turns and manoeuvres when the conditions line up. The waves here are not always easy to surf and can unload quickly over the rock bottom for up to 50 meters. Call the reefs ‘scars’ if you want to sound like a local.
What are the best surf conditions for Redcar?
Gets good between chest high and triple overhead. A shortboard will work until the size demands a step up. This spot is best for intermediate and advanced level surfers. The surf here is not the most consistent (4/10) and will generally be uncrowded (4/10). The best winds are from the Southwest. The best swells are from the East, North, Northeast, and Southeast. The reefs work best on a high tide.
We recommend wearing a 4/3 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 15 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 is best when water temperatures drop to 6 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.