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Kimmeridge Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.3

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Kimmeridge Bay break guide

Kimmeridge Bay Surf Guide

Kimmeridge Bay on the South Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. No beach break here and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Best around high tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of crowds / rocks.

Kimmeridge Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
7.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kimmeridge Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kimmeridge 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 3% of the time in January while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
58%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kimmeridge Bay Location Map

Interactive Kimmeridge 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 Kimmeridge Bay is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kimmeridge Bay is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 59 km (37 miles) away.

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Kimmeridge Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 02:23 Local Time
Saturday 06
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NE 25
ENE 25
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Kimmeridge Bay

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

Wind History at Kimmeridge Bay

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

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