Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb

Tides 

Traditionally pilots have only booked swimmers onto neap tides.  It has now become common practice to head out on a spring tide if the conditions are propitious.  Spring tides are on the days inbetween the sets of neap tides.

Dover tidal heights are:

  • Neaps tides - approximately 5.3 - 6.1 metres HW
  • Spring tides - approximately 6.1 - 6.8 metres HW
Please be aware tide dates on the CS&PF website may not correspond with individual pilots

Approximate 2024 Tide DatesTide
2 to 10 JuneSpring
11 to 20 JuneNeap
21 to 28 June Spring
29 June to 4 July Neap
5 to 11 JulySpring
12 to 19 JulyNeap
20 to 28 July Spring
29 July to 3 August Neap
4 to 10 AugustSpring
11 to 17 AugustNeap
18 to 26 AugustSpring
27 August to 1 SeptemberNeap
2 to 9 SeptemberSpring
10 to 15 September Neap
16 to 24 September Spring
25 to 30 September Neap
1 to 8 October Spring
9 to 14 October Neap
15 to 22 October Spring
23 to 29 October  Neap

Approximate 2025 Tide DatesTide
1 to 10 JuneNeap
11 to 15 JuneSpring
16 to 22 JuneNeap
23 to 30 JuneSpring
1 to 10 JulyNeap
11 to 18 JulySpring
19 to 23 JulyNeap
24 to 30 JulySpring
31 July to 8 AugustNeap
9 to 16 AugustSpring
17 to 21 AugustNeap
22 to 28 AugustSpring
29 August to 5 SeptemberNeap
6 to 13 SeptemberSpring
14 to 18 SeptemberNeap
19 to 27 SeptemberSpring
28 September to 4 OctoberNeap
5 to 12 OctoberSpring
13 to 18 OctoberNeap
19 to 26 OctoberSpring

Approximate 2026 Tide DatesTide
3 to 11 JuneNeap
12 to 20 JuneSpring
21 to 30 JuneNeap
1 to 6 JulySpring
7 to 12 JulyNeap
13 to 20 JulySpring
21 to 28 JulyNeap
29 July to 5 AugustSpring
6 to 10 AugustNeap
11 to 18 AugustSpring
19 to 26 AugustNeap
27 August to 3 SeptemberSpring
4 to 8 SeptemberNeap
9 to 16 SeptemberSpring
17 to 24 SeptemberSpring
25 September to 2 OctoberNeap
3 to 8 OctoberSpring
TBCNeap
TBCSpring
TBCNeap

CS&PF NEWS

Sandettie Lightship Observations

8am, 28th March 2024


Water: 49.3 °F (9.6 °C)

Air: 47.5 °F (8.6 °C)

Wind Speed: 26.0 kn (48.2 km/h)

Wind Direction: SW (220°)

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