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Compton Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Compton Bay break guidePhoto by: warren

Compton Bay Surf Guide

Compton Bay in Isle of Wight is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide.

Compton Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Compton Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:
United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Compton Bay sea temperature, Compton Bay photographs, Compton Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Compton Bay webcams, current wind from Isle of Wight live weather stations and Compton 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 Compton Bay

Compton Bay Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 12:35 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
E 20
S 0
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Freshwater, 4 km from Compton Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Compton Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At St.Catherines Pt., 16 km from Compton Bay.

moderate winds from the E

Air temperature
22.9 °C

Current weather near Compton Bay

Buoy Data:

At Poole Bay WaveNet Site, 2 miles from Compton Bay.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 2.4 4.8 5.3 5.4

All wavebuoys around Compton Bay

Overall Compton Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Compton Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Compton Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Classic long-boarding session, Compton Bay photo

Compton Bay

Photo credit: Jason Swain

Fields, Compton Bay photo

Compton Bay

Photo credit: warren

Compton Bay Location Maps

Compton Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Isle of Wight surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Compton Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Compton Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Compton Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Compton Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    14 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Compton Bay is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Compton Bay is Southampton Airport (SOU), also in England, 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Lyneham Airport (LYE) in U.k. is 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Compton Bay and is 106 km (66 miles) away.
Compton Bay break location map and break info