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Ringstead Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Ringstead Bay Surf Guide

Ringstead Bay in South Coast of England is a fairly exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. There is no reef break. Best around high tide. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Ringstead Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
7.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ringstead Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ringstead Bay occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ringstead 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 1% of the time in January while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
67%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ringstead Bay Location Map

Interactive Ringstead 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 Ringstead Bay is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ringstead Bay is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Ringstead Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 02:01 Local Time
Saturday 06
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.5
SW
0.4
WSW
0.4
SW
0.2
WSW
Period (s) 11 11 10 18
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 20
NE 20
ENE 20
E
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ringstead Bay

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

Wind History at Ringstead Bay

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

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