Located in Southern England, Bournemouth is an alright pier setup that offers both lefts and rights that are performance-oriented. The waves here are easy to surf and can break for up to 100 meters over a sand bottom. This is the most popular spot on the southern coast and has a dedicated crew of locals. Eastside is the most popular spot in the area. There’s a decent left that heads toward the pier and a right that runs down the beach, The pier also helps to protect against SW winds. Head to the other side for more peaks but without the wind protection. There’s a channel next to the pier that makes for an easier paddle out. Can provide barrels in the right conditions: SW groundswell and N winds.
What are the best surf conditions for Bournemouth?
Gets good between waist high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here if smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced level surfers. The surf here is not the most consistent (4/10) and will get insanely crowded (9/10). The best winds are from the North. The best swells are from the East, South, Southeast, and Southwest. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 17 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 is best when water temperatures drop to 8 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.