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Folkestone ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Folkestone Surf Guide

Folkestone on the South Coast is a sheltered beach and reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. The water quality here is rather suspect.

Folkestone Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Folkestone:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Folkestone 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 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% 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
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
94%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Folkestone Location Map

Interactive Folkestone 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 Folkestone is Lydd Airport (LYX) in U.k., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Folkestone is Manston Airport (MSE) in England, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Folkestone Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 21:14 Local Time
SatSunday 09
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
S
0.6
S
Period (s) 5 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 25
S 20
S 20
S
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Folkestone

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

Wind History at Folkestone

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

Folkestone Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Jeremy Bill from United Kingdom
“Good when good, lays dormant about 340 days of the year.”

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