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Crane Beach / Foul Bay Surf Guide

Crane Beach / Foul Bay in Barbados is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of Shorebreak.

Crane Beach / Foul Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crane Beach / Foul Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Crane Beach / Foul Bay occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Crane Beach / Foul Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Crane Beach / Foul Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in September while 82% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
82%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Crane Beach / Foul Bay Location Map

Interactive Crane Beach / Foul 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 Crane Beach / Foul Bay is Grantley Adams International (Bridgetown) Airport (BGI) in Barbados, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Crane Beach / Foul Bay is Hewanorra International (Hewandorra) Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia Island, 177 km (110 miles) away.

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Crane Beach / Foul Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 23:13 Local Time
SatSunday 11
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
1.3
NE
1.1
NNE
Period (s) 20 21 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE
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Swell History at Crane Beach / Foul Bay

Surf stats for Crane Beach / Foul Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Crane Beach / Foul Bay

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.