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Whitecliff Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Whitecliff Bay

Photo credit: Carl Castledine

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.1 °C

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 06:48 Local time
Tuesday 21
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
W 10
WSW 15
Wind State off off off cross-

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Whitecliff Bay in Isle of Wight is a reasonably exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ryde, 7 km from Whitecliff Bay.

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Whitecliff Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sandown, 7 km from Whitecliff Bay.


Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Whitecliff Bay

Buoy Data:

At Greenwich Buoy, 52 miles from Whitecliff Bay.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Average period (s) 6 7 7 8

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Overall Whitecliff Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The closest passenger airport to Whitecliff Bay is Southampton Airport (SOU) in England, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whitecliff Bay is Bournemouth Airport (BOH), also in England, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Heathrow (London) Airport (LHR) in Engalnd is 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Lyneham Airport (LYE) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Whitecliff Bay and is 112 km (70 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight. Use the tab navigation above to view Whitecliff Bay sea temperature, Whitecliff Bay photographs, Whitecliff Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Whitecliff Bay webcams, current wind from Isle of Wight live weather stations and Whitecliff 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 Whitecliff Bay.