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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 Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Thursday, 17 October 2019, 22:28 Local time
ThuFriday 18
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 35
SW 40
SSW 40
Wind State cross cross cross-

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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.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Folkestone, 1 km from Folkestone.

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Live Weather:

At LangdonBay, 13 km from Folkestone.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
13.0 °C

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Overall Folkestone Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • 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.
  • Third is Calais Dunkerque Airport (CQF) in France, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Southend Airport (SEN) in England is 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Le Touquet Paris Plage Airport (LTQ) in France is the fifth nearest airport to Folkestone and is 70 km (43 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Folkestone, South Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Folkestone sea temperature, Folkestone photographs, Folkestone detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Folkestone webcams, current wind from South Coast live weather stations and Folkestone 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 Folkestone.