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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 Forecast / South Coast / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Saturday 10 Apr 2021 BST
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Fortuneswell/West Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fortuneswell/West Bay sea temperature is 8.6 °C (Statistics for 10 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 10.7 min: 7.4 °C)
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Fortuneswell/West Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fortuneswell/West Bay sea temperature is 8.6 °C (Statistics for 10 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 10.7 min: 7.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Fortuneswell/West Bay (moderate winds from the NE at Weston wx 2 km from Fortuneswell/West Bay).

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Moderate
21 km/h
NE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fortuneswell/West Bay this week:

The most powerful waves expected at Fortuneswell/West Bay in the next 12 days are 1.3m 6s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Friday (Apr 16) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)--
Best Surf--
Most Powerful 4AM (Sat 17th Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 6s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fortuneswell/West Bay over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sat
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thu
22
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
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0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.4
W
0.5
W
0.4
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
E
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.6
ESE
0.8
E
1
E
1.2
E
0.1
SW
1.2
E
1
E
0.2
WSW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
W
1.8
SSW
1.1
SW
0.7
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
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33323365100236517285799492591155333434211118632112
20
NNE
20
NNE
30
NNE
20
N
20
NNW
25
W
25
NW
10
N
10
ENE
10
SSE
5
ENE
5
ENE
5
S
15
NE
25
ENE
15
ESE
30
ENE
30
NE
35
E
35
ENE
35
ENE
30
E
30
NE
20
NNE
5
SSE
15
N
20
NNE
5
SSW
5
SSE
15
SSW
25
SW
45
SSW
30
NW
30
WNW
25
WNW
25
NW
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offoffonglassoncross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
7:47PM
1.80
7:57AM
1.90
8:18PM 1:48AM
1.88 0.41
8:27AM
1.94
2:22PM
0.28
8:45PM 2:56AM
1.91 0.39
8:52AM
1.92
3:23PM
0.31
9:08PM 3:47AM
1.91 0.39
9:15AM
1.87
9:28PM
1.88
9:37AM
1.81
9:50PM
1.85
10:03AM
1.72
10:17PM
1.79
10:33AM
1.62
10:49PM
1.70
11:07AM
1.49
11:25PM
1.58
11:49AM
1.34
12:11AM
1.44
8:49AM 12:48PM
0.79 1.20
9:17PM 1:17AM
0.95 1.33
9:05AM
0.73
2:12PM
1.14
9:35PM 2:38AM
0.89 1.30
9:21AM
0.64
2:37AM
0.38
2:59PM
0.21
12:50AM 3:18AM
0.39 0.36
1:06PM 3:38PM
0.25 0.25
1:13AM 3:58AM
0.29 0.36
1:30PM 4:11PM
0.19 0.30
1:45AM
0.24
4:28AM
0.38
2:01PM
0.18
2:20AM
0.23
2:36PM
0.20
3:00AM
0.26
3:15PM
0.25
3:44AM
0.30
3:56PM
0.32
4:27AM
0.35
4:36PM
0.40
5:08AM
0.42
5:15PM
0.50
5:52AM 9:22AM
0.52 0.78
6:00PM
0.64
9:51PM
0.94
6:55AM 10:39AM
0.62 0.68
7:15PM 11:09PM
0.77 0.83
8:44AM 11:40AM
0.64 0.53

Note: the tide data above is for Portland, England which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fortuneswell/West Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fortuneswell/West Bay blow from the N

Sat
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thu
22
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
light rain
light snow
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rainlight snowsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudycloudycloudycloudycloudysome cloudssome cloudslight rainrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudscloudycloudyrain shwrsclearclearclearclear
13----2------------------13----6----
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5137478656667557258781067888121010989957
112414654677873645647769761113138777846
--6:24--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:11--6:09--6:07--6:05--6:03--6:01
7:55--7:58--8:00--8:00--8:02--8:04--8:06--8:07--8:08--8:10--8:12--8:14--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Mon afternoon, min 1°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Sat night, light winds from the ENE by Tue morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Fri morning, min 2°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the NE by Fri morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon morning, min 6°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Fri afternoon, calm by Sun morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 13°C on Mon afternoon, min 5°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, strong winds from the SSW by Tue night).

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Information about the Fortuneswell/West Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Fortuneswell/West Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Fortuneswell/West Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Fortuneswell/West Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Fortuneswell/West Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Fortuneswell/West Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Fortuneswell/West Bay is 2 km (1 miles) from the city of Portland. If you plan a holiday in South Coast of England, look for hotels and other accommodation in Portland. Portland has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.