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Boscombe Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Boscombe Pier

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Type: beach/pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.3 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 05:05 Local time
Thursday 17
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 6 6 9 10
Wind (km/h) 30
NW 25
NW 35
NNW 30
Wind State cross-
off off

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Boscombe Pier on the South Coast is a fairly exposed beach/pier break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous. In November 2009 this spot became Europe's first artificial reef made from sand bags at a cost of £3M. It aimed to improve the shape and quality of the waves in swell conditions of 0.5m or above and increase the length of Boscombe's characteristically short rides. However a report in May 2010 concluded that the artificial reef produced the "wrong type of waves" that are too hard to ride.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bournemouth, England, 2 km from Boscombe Pier.

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Boscombe Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Boscombe Waverider, 1 km from Boscombe Pier.


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Current weather near Boscombe Pier

Buoy Data:

At Boscombe Waverider, 1 miles from Boscombe Pier.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 5.9 6.3 6.7 7.1

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Overall Boscombe Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Boscombe Pier is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Boscombe Pier is Southampton Airport (SOU), also in England, 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Lyneham Airport (LYE) in U.k. is 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Bristol Airport (BRS) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Boscombe Pier and is 96 km (60 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Boscombe Pier, South Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Boscombe Pier sea temperature, Boscombe Pier photographs, Boscombe Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Boscombe Pier webcams, current wind from South Coast live weather stations and Boscombe Pier tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Boscombe Pier.