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Folkestone Wear Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.7

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Folkestone Wear Bay Spot ID

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Folkestone Wear Bay

Photo credit: Ruth Allen

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.2 °C

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Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:56 Local time
Friday 15
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Wave (m) 0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.2
WSW
0.2
WSW
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 30
NNW 35
NNW 35
N
Wind State off cross-
off
off cross-
off

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Folkestone Wear Bay in South Coast of England is a fairly exposed point break that only works when conditions are just right. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Rocks - Pollution.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Folkestone, 2 km from Folkestone Wear Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Folkestone Wear Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At seaside cliffes Folkestone wx, 1 km from Folkestone Wear Bay.

moderate winds from the WNW

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Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
4.6 °C

Current weather near Folkestone Wear Bay

Buoy Data:

At Sandettie Buoy, 26 miles from Folkestone Wear Bay.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
0.8
1.1
1.0
Average period (s) 5 5 6 6

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Overall Folkestone Wear Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Folkestone Wear Bay Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Folkestone Wear Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Folkestone Wear Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Folkestone Wear Bay:

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Town and city forecasts close to Folkestone Wear Bay:

  • Closest city location
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    6 mi
  • Third closest city location
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    19 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Folkestone Wear Bay is Lydd Airport (LYX) in U.k., 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Folkestone Wear Bay is Manston Airport (MSE) in England, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Calais Dunkerque Airport (CQF) in France, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Southend Airport (SEN) in England is 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Le Touquet Paris Plage Airport (LTQ) in France is the fifth nearest airport to Folkestone Wear Bay and is 70 km (43 miles) away.
Folkestone Wear Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Folkestone Wear Bay, South Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Folkestone Wear Bay sea temperature, Folkestone Wear Bay photographs, Folkestone Wear Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Folkestone Wear Bay webcams, current wind from South Coast live weather stations and Folkestone Wear Bay 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 Wear Bay.