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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 optimum conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Beware of Shorebreak.

Crane Beach / Foul Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.9°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.
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 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
Monday, 3 October 2022, 16:21 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

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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