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Swanage ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Swanage Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.2 °C

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 12:24 Local time
Tuesday 15
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 8 8 -
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
SW 30
WSW 25
Wind State cross-
off off

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Swanage on the South Coast is a very sheltered beach break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Swanage, 1 km from Swanage.

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Swanage Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP1832, 10 km from Swanage.


Air temperature
8.9 °C

Current weather near Swanage

Buoy Data:

At Boscombe Waverider, 8 miles from Swanage.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 4.0 3.8 4.5 4.2

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Overall Swanage Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

Surf stats for Swanage: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Swanage: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Town and city forecasts close to Swanage:


  • The closest passenger airport to Swanage is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Swanage is Southampton Airport (SOU), also in England, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Lyneham Airport (LYE) in U.k. is 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Bristol Airport (BRS) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Swanage and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
Swanage break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Swanage, South Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Swanage sea temperature, Swanage photographs, Swanage detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Swanage webcams, current wind from South Coast live weather stations and Swanage tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Swanage.