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Ventnor break guide

Ventnor Surf Guide

Ventnor in Isle of Wight is a quite exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Ventnor Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ventnor:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ventnor occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ventnor with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in December while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 60% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ventnor Location Map

Interactive Ventnor 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 Ventnor is Southampton Airport (SOU) in England, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ventnor is Bournemouth Airport (BOH), also in England, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Ventnor Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 01:27 Local Time
TueWednesday 17
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 10 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Ventnor

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

Wind History at Ventnor

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

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