A surfer returns to the beach on a sunny March day at Compton Bay

Compton Bay 

Probably the best surfing spot on the Isle of Wight with swells ranging from 2 to 5ft. The best conditions for surfing here are low to mid tides, with winds from the south east or the north-west.

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View from Freshwater Bay of Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

Freshwater Bay

This sheltered bay on the west of the island can offer good right-hand swells from low to mid tide when conditions are right. It's best suited to more experienced surfers as the rocky bay and strong rip can be quite challenging.

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National Trust Surf Ambassador surfing at Sandy Mouth, Cornwall.

Niton to Sandown

The southern coastline of the island from Niton to Sandown is fringed with surfing spots. Rocky Niton is best for experienced surfers with its fast swells that break over boulders at high tide. If the surf is too fierce here, drive 30 minutes north to Sandown stopping at other surf spots, Ventor and Shanklin, to check the conditions.

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