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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

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.4°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:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Freshwater 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 17% of the time in January while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Freshwater Bay Location Map

Interactive Freshwater 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 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.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Freshwater Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 01:26 Local Time
Saturday 19Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.2
WSW
0.2
WSW
0.6
E
0.6
E
Period (s) 10 10 4 4
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Freshwater Bay

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

Wind History at Freshwater Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Freshwater Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    15km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away
    • Icon beachBeach/groynes
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    21km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    23km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Freshwater Bay: