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Southbourne Surf Guide

Southbourne on the South Coast is a fairly exposed beach/groynes break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Southbourne Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/groynesIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Southbourne:

The best conditions reported for surf at Southbourne 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 Southbourne (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Southbourne 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 Southbourne Location Map

Interactive Southbourne 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 Southbourne is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Southbourne is Southampton Airport (SOU), also in England, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Southbourne Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 11:39 Local Time
Wednesday 01
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m)
2.1
W
2.1
W
2
W
1.9
W
Period (s) 8 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
35
35
35
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Southbourne

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

Wind History at Southbourne

Wind stats for Southbourne, 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 Southbourne. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach/pier
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach/pier
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    16km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Southbourne: