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Freshwater Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Freshwater Bay Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.5 °C

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Saturday, 24 March 2018, 18:12 Local time
Saturday 24Sun
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
E 5
N 10
Wind State cross-
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Freshwater Bay in Isle of Wight is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is no beach break and there is a right hand reef break as well. Best around low tide. Rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Freshwater, 3 km from Freshwater Bay.

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Freshwater Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Victoria Road Yarmouth wx, 5 km from Freshwater Bay.


Air temperature
7.0 °C

Current weather near Freshwater Bay

Buoy Data:

At Greenwich Buoy, 69 miles from Freshwater Bay.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Average period (s) 10 9 10 9

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Overall Freshwater Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Freshwater Bay is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Freshwater Bay is Southampton Airport (SOU), also in England, 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Lyneham Airport (LYE) in U.k. is 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Freshwater Bay and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight. Use the tab navigation above to view Freshwater Bay sea temperature, Freshwater Bay photographs, Freshwater Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Freshwater Bay webcams, current wind from Isle of Wight live weather stations and Freshwater 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 Freshwater Bay.