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Freshwater Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Freshwater Bay Surf Guide

Freshwater Bay in Isle of Wight is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is no beach break and there is a right hand reef break as well. Best around low tide. Rocks are a hazard.

Freshwater Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Freshwater Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Freshwater Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:
United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Freshwater Bay sea temperature, Freshwater Bay photographs, Freshwater Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Freshwater Bay webcams, current wind from Isle of Wight live weather stations and Freshwater Bay 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 Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 12:21 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 4 4 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
E 20
S 0
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Tide Times:

For Freshwater, 3 km from Freshwater Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Freshwater Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Poole Bay WaveNet Site, 16 km from Freshwater Bay.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Freshwater Bay

Buoy Data:

At Poole Bay WaveNet Site, 2 miles from Freshwater Bay.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 2.4 4.8 5.3 5.4

All wavebuoys around Freshwater Bay

Overall Freshwater Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Freshwater Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Freshwater Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Freshwater Bay Location Maps

Freshwater Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Isle of Wight surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Freshwater Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Freshwater Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Freshwater Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Freshwater Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    14 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Freshwater Bay is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Freshwater Bay is Southampton Airport (SOU), also in England, 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Lyneham Airport (LYE) in U.k. is 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Freshwater Bay and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
Freshwater Bay break location map and break info