Quick Guide: The Isle of Wight

Here's our quick guide to surfing the Isle of Wight, everything you need to know about the UK's largest island...

Here’s our quick guide to surfing the Isle of Wight, everything you need to know about the UK’s largest island…

MAIN SPOTS

Probably the most iconic spot on the Isle of Wight is Freshwater Bay, a righthand point break in a stunning location. However, there are plenty of easier spots to surf including Compton, Fields, Grange, Shanklin, Sandown and Whitecliff.

Lee Sheaff at Niton

Lee Sheaff at Niton

Sat Nav: PO30
OS Ref: SW518403
County: Isle Of Wight
Population: 140,500
Wind Direction: E-NE
Swell Direction: W-SW
Best Months: Oct – Apr

Isle of Wight

MILES:*
200 *Driving from Wavelength office, Tolcarne beach.

SPOOKS:
Many thousands of ghosts, spirits, poltergeists and apparitions are said to haunt the Isle of Wight…

ON YER BIKE:
The Isle of Wight is an great place for mountain biking with stunning scenery and over 200 miles of trails threading through the landscape.

Isle of Wight

TICKETS:
Bestival is a four-day music festival held at the Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight between the 5th – 8th September.

SUMMER SUIT:
Unless you’re a total wussy, you should be rocking a 3mm wetty through summer. Boots and gloves can be left to smell until winter.

SKATE:
The island has plenty of skate spots including the indoor skatepark ‘The Drop’. If the weather and waves aren’t playing ball, go skate.

 ESSENTIAL WEAPONS:

isle of wight

Photos by Ian Pacey

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