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Bracklesham Surf Guide

Bracklesham in South Coast of England is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the optimum wave angle is from the southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Bracklesham Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bracklesham:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bracklesham occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bracklesham with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in January while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bracklesham Location Map

Interactive Bracklesham 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 Bracklesham is Southampton Airport (SOU) in England, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bracklesham is Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW), also in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.

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Bracklesham Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 03:15 Local Time
Tuesday 07
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m)
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.4
SW
2.2
S
Period (s) 8 8 14 6
Wind (km/h)
15
15
45
50
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Swell History at Bracklesham

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

Wind History at Bracklesham

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

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