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If you don't know i'm not telling you. On the south coast of England, 40miles south-west of Southampton, 20miles from Bournemouth. 1 mile from Swanage in Dorset. Take A351 from Wareham (11 miles), or come across the Sandbanks-Studland ferry from Bournemouth (10 miles). After search along the coastpath.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Zig Zags
Wave qualityRegional Classic
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Very rare if bournemouth is overhead this place works if bournemouth is MASSIVE and blown out Check this place
Very earrie place to surf with imposing cliffs towering above(Acts as a massive natural wind break)Take off is intense and then huge rights just wall up
When it's on it rivals any point break in England but is so rare(due to it's location)that not many people have sampled it at it's best. If Eddie the Fish says it's good you know it is!
By Anonymous , 02-12-2007
Dave Bournemouth - So I had good waves today at this spot quite a few in quite solid When this guy paddles up to me and asks how he can get out of the water, so I paddle with him & had to help him get out.I got his board in my face as he bailed like a limp wallflower whilst staining his wetsuit brown.
Please Please If you don't know or you don't think your good enough your not this place is dangerous getting in or out. Make sure you know how to get in & out before entering the water as it won't be just your board that gets dinged. I saw three learners getting smashed on the rocks it just is not a good place to learn please stay away until you are confident enough!!
By Guy bournemouth , 23-09-2007
anoymous idiot - at least this guy won't be surfing durlston and in everyones way. sounds like he also doesn't know the right days this place works, has come down on a few mediocre days and calls it crap. ha ha more fool you.
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