3 DAY LESSON FORECAST
Shop, School & Hire Opening hours during November and December :
MON – 1000 – 1600
*This forecast is kept updated 3 days in advance, enabling you to see what type of lesson (SURF or SUP, depending on conditions), is scheduled to take place at our Cromer location.
*Although we do our very best to forecast conditions, they are never guaranteed so neither is the type of lesson and therefore take no liability for any changes.
*Please check our booking page regularly as lessons can be updated added daily.
KNOWING WHEN & WHERE TO SURF OR SUP
The North-facing coastline allows for a huge swell window, allowing for the Glide Surf School location to be the most consistent and best place to surf and progress in Norfolk.
Cromer town’s iconic pier has creates shelter for mid and low tide sand banks making it a perfect and safe place for all our lessons, hire and people to learn. Conveniently situated overlooking the sea, we can constantly monitor the conditions providing you with an immediate and accurate eyeball report so you know the perfect time to surf. We always recommend surfing at RNLI lifeguarded beaches.
BEGINNER / NOVICE SURFER
If you consider yourself a complete beginner or a novice surfer still riding white water waves we advise you to initially take a lesson. If you want to hire our equipment or have your own then we recommend riding waves on the mid and low tides at the east beach, Cromer. Our lessons and hire times are not offered 2.5 hours either side of the high tide time due to it becoming dangerous to users and equipment. If you ride a longboard or surf a SUP these stages of mid and low tide are also better due to the waves generally breaking slower and running for a longer distance.
INTERMEDIATE / ADV SURFER
If you consider yourself a intermediate to a more advanced surfer, surfing smaller or more performance based boards or a more experienced longboarder/SUP rider then you can surf over the high tide time as well. 2.5 hours either side of the high tide waves will increase in size breaking faster with more power. This is mostly due to the steep pebble and shingle high tide banks that are formed across the majority of the North Norfolk coast. The reef at East Runton will also create better shape and increase wave size for surfing over the higher tide.
FLAT WATER SUP & KAYAKS
In Norfolk flat water stand up paddle boarding and kayaking can be done at any stage of the tide. However, this is best when there is no surf and the wind is light. Remember if you are going out on a lower tide you have further to carry your equipment and the water will move faster when coming in or going on a spring tide. Lastly, if the wind is offshore then we recommend paddling on the higher tide as the cliffs provide some shelter. In Cromer the town buildings add even more shelter from an offshore wind with the pier and stone groyne creating a safe paddling bay area.
No surf lessons or hiring of surf equipment will take place 2.5 hours either side of the high tide time due to the safety of you as the customer and the prevention of damaging the equipment. This excludes the hire SUP’s on flat days which is permitted on any stage of tide.
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