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Freshwater Bay Surf Forecast / Isle of Wight / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 20 May 2022 BST
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Freshwater Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Freshwater Bay sea temperature is 13.3 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.7 max: 13.2 min: 10.0 °C)
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Freshwater Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Freshwater Bay sea temperature is 13.3 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.7 max: 13.2 min: 10.0 °C)

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26 km away, 1 h 30 min ago

Light
11 km/h
SSW
16.5
13.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Freshwater Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Freshwater Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 20) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 6s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Freshwater Bay in the next 12 days are 1.2m 10s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 20) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Thursday (May 26) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Fri 20th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 6s
Best Surf 4AM (Sat 21st May)4ft (1.2m) 6s
Most Powerful 4PM (Fri 20th May)4ft (1.2m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Freshwater 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
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
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0.8
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.4
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.6
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.7
WSW
1
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.1
SW
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
1.3
WSW
2
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.3
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.5
WSW
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14127215512768382516181603942157311022046027031915733310428301041261931019214
15
WNW
30
SW
25
W
10
WSW
15
SW
5
WNW
5
ESE
5
SSE
5
NE
10
W
25
SW
30
WSW
25
W
25
WSW
20
W
40
SW
35
WSW
20
W
20
WSW
30
WSW
30
W
20
WNW
25
W
10
WNW
20
SW
15
SSW
10
S
25
SW
25
WNW
25
W
25
WSW
35
SW
35
SW
15
W
15
WSW
5
ESE
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crossglass
2:24PM
2.50
2:36AM
2.43
3:26PM
2.35
3:37AM
2.27
4:36PM
2.24
4:48AM
2.14
5:52PM
2.19
6:05AM
2.09
7:03PM
2.22
7:17AM
2.10
8:02PM
2.29
8:18AM
2.16
8:51PM
2.37
9:09AM
2.23
9:32PM
2.43
9:52AM
2.30
10:09PM
2.47
10:31AM
2.36
10:44PM
2.49
11:08AM
2.40
11:18PM
2.49
11:44AM
2.41
11:52PM
2.47
8:30PM
0.52
9:00AM
0.31
9:32PM
0.69
10:05AM
0.44
10:44PM
0.81
11:17AM
0.53
12:03AM
0.84
12:30PM
0.56
1:16AM
0.79
1:35PM
0.55
2:16AM
0.69
2:29PM
0.52
3:05AM
0.58
3:16PM
0.48
3:47AM
0.48
3:57PM
0.46
4:24AM
0.40
4:34PM
0.45
4:59AM
0.34
5:11PM
0.45
5:33AM
0.32
5:46PM
0.48

Note: the tide data above is for Freshwater which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Freshwater Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Freshwater Bay blow from the NNW

Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
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5:11--5:09--5:07--5:07--5:05--5:05--5:03--5:03--5:01--5:01--5:00--4:58--
-8:53--8:55--8:57--8:58--8:59--9:00--9:01--9:02--9:04--9:05--9:07--9:07-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Mon morning, strong winds from the SW by Wed morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat night, min 9°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Thu afternoon, light winds from the WNW by Fri night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue night).

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Information about the Freshwater Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Freshwater Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Freshwater Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Freshwater 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 (Freshwater 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 Freshwater 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.

Freshwater Bay is 16 km (10 miles) from Newport. If you plan a holiday in Isle of Wight, look for hotels and other accommodation in Newport. Newport has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.