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Fortuneswell/West Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Fortuneswell/West Bay Surf Guide

Fortuneswell/West Bay on the South Coast is a reasonably exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Fortuneswell/West Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fortuneswell/West Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fortuneswell/West Bay occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Fortuneswell/West Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fortuneswell/West Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in February while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fortuneswell/West Bay Location Map

Interactive Fortuneswell/West 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 Fortuneswell/West Bay is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fortuneswell/West Bay is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Fortuneswell/West Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 03:12 Local Time
Wednesday 12
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 15
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
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on
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Swell History at Fortuneswell/West Bay

Surf stats for Fortuneswell/West Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Fortuneswell/West Bay

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

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