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Whitecliff Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Whitecliff Bay Surf Guide

Whitecliff Bay in Isle of Wight is a reasonably exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide.

Whitecliff Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whitecliff Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:
United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Whitecliff Bay sea temperature, Whitecliff Bay photographs, Whitecliff Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Whitecliff Bay webcams, current wind from Isle of Wight live weather stations and Whitecliff Bay 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 Whitecliff Bay

Whitecliff Bay Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 12:52 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 4 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
S 5
Wind State on cross cross glass

Tide Times:

For Ryde, 7 km from Whitecliff Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Whitecliff Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sandown Bay Waverider, 2 km from Whitecliff Bay.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Whitecliff Bay

Buoy Data:

At Sandown Bay Waverider, 1 miles from Whitecliff Bay.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 5.0 4.5 4.8 4.8

All wavebuoys around Whitecliff Bay

Overall Whitecliff Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Whitecliff Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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

Whitecliff Bay photo

Whitecliff Bay

Photo credit: Carl Castledine

Whitecliff Bay Location Maps

Whitecliff Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Isle of Wight surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Whitecliff Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Whitecliff Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Whitecliff Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Whitecliff Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    11 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Whitecliff Bay is Southampton Airport (SOU) in England, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whitecliff Bay is Bournemouth Airport (BOH), also in England, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Gatwick (London) Airport (LGW) in England, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Heathrow (London) Airport (LHR) in Engalnd is 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Lyneham Airport (LYE) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Whitecliff Bay and is 112 km (70 miles) away.
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