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Folkestone ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.0

Overall: 2.7

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Folkestone Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.3 °C

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Thursday, 22 March 2018, 21:53 Local time
ThuFriday 23
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - 4 5
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 25
SW 35
SSW 40
Wind State cross-
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Folkestone on the South Coast is a sheltered beach and reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. The water quality here is rather suspect.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Folkestone, 1 km from Folkestone.

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Folkestone Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At seaside cliffes Folkestone wx, 1 km from Folkestone.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
6.5 °C

Current weather near Folkestone

Buoy Data:

At Sandettie Buoy, 27 miles from Folkestone.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 5 5 6 6

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Overall Folkestone Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Folkestone is Lydd Airport (LYX) in U.k., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Folkestone is Manston Airport (MSE) in England, 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Calais Dunkerque Airport (CQF) in France, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Southend Airport (SEN) in England is 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Le Touquet Paris Plage Airport (LTQ) in France is the fifth nearest airport to Folkestone and is 70 km (43 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Folkestone, South Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Folkestone sea temperature, Folkestone photographs, Folkestone detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Folkestone webcams, current wind from South Coast live weather stations and Folkestone 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 Folkestone.