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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.1°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:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Compton Bay 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 6% of the time in February while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
38%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Compton Bay Location Map

Interactive Compton Bay 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 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Compton Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 14:21 Local Time
Saturday 08Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 2.1
SW
2.0
SW
1.9
WSW
2.1
SW
Period (s) 7 8 10 10
Wind (km/h) 35
SSW 30
SSW 30
SSW 30
SSW
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Compton Bay

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

Wind History at Compton Bay

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

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    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
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    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    17km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    21km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    22km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Compton Bay: