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Bournemouth Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 1.3

Overall: 3.3

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Bournemouth Pier break guidePhoto by: Bill Cremin

Bournemouth Pier Surf Guide

Bournemouth Pier on the South Coast is a fairly exposed beach/pier break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for rips and crowds.

Bournemouth Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bournemouth Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bournemouth Pier occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bournemouth Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bournemouth Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in February while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bournemouth Pier Location Map

Interactive Bournemouth Pier surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Bournemouth Pier is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bournemouth Pier is Southampton Airport (SOU), also in England, 45 km (28 miles) away.

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Bournemouth Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 October 2020, 08:10 Local Time
Sunday 25
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 35
SW 30
SW 25
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Bournemouth Pier

Surf stats for Bournemouth Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bournemouth Pier

Wind stats for Bournemouth Pier, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Bournemouth Pier. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon  beachBeach/pier
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
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    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    12km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon  pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away

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