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Folkestone Wear Bay Surf Guide

Folkestone Wear Bay in South Coast of England is a quite exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Rocks - Pollution.

Folkestone Wear Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Folkestone Wear Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Folkestone Wear Bay 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 Wear Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Folkestone Wear Bay 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 5% of the time in January while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 81% 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 Folkestone Wear Bay Location Map

Interactive Folkestone Wear 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 Folkestone Wear Bay is Lydd Airport (LYX) in U.k., 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Folkestone Wear Bay is Manston Airport (MSE) in England, 30 km (19 miles) away.

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Folkestone Wear Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 4 July 2022, 04:44 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 5 5 2
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Folkestone Wear Bay

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

Wind History at Folkestone Wear Bay

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

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