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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Niton

UK, South

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 Access

drive down castle haven lane near the start of the undercliff road from niton there is a small carpark that gets crowded

English (Translate this text in English): drive down castle haven lane near the start of the undercliff road from niton there is a small carpark that gets crowded

English (Translate this text in English): drive down castle haven lane near the start of the undercliff road from niton there is a small carpark that gets crowded

English (Translate this text in English): drive down castle haven lane near the start of the undercliff road from niton there is a small carpark that gets crowded

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name castle haven

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Ordinary, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

there is like 3 breaks: the point, infront of the house(middle) and the bay .
In front of the house gets backwshy now though since the new seas defences and the bay doest really work often at all.
The point and the break infront can give long rides (for the isle of wight) can get hollow and when it gets big the rip is realy harsh.
not for begginners, shallow jutty rocks and strong rips + difficult access in ( unless you paddle from harbour, which will knacker you paddling against the rip ) and out.

English (Translate this text in English): there is like 3 breaks: the point, infront of the house(middle) and the bay .
In front of the house gets backwshy now though since the new seas defences and the bay doest really work often at all.
The point and the break infront can give long rides (for the isle of wight) can get hollow and when it gets big the rip is realy harsh.
not for begginners, shallow jutty rocks and strong rips + difficult access in ( unless you paddle from harbour, which will knacker you paddling against the rip ) and out.

English (Translate this text in English): there is like 3 breaks: the point, infront of the house(middle) and the bay .
In front of the house gets backwshy now though since the new seas defences and the bay doest really work often at all.
The point and the break infront can give long rides (for the isle of wight) can get hollow and when it gets big the rip is realy harsh.
not for begginners, shallow jutty rocks and strong rips + difficult access in ( unless you paddle from harbour, which will knacker you paddling against the rip ) and out.

English (Translate this text in English): there is like 3 breaks: the point, infront of the house(middle) and the bay .
In front of the house gets backwshy now though since the new seas defences and the bay doest really work often at all.
The point and the break infront can give long rides (for the isle of wight) can get hollow and when it gets big the rip is realy harsh.
not for begginners, shallow jutty rocks and strong rips + difficult access in ( unless you paddle from harbour, which will knacker you paddling against the rip ) and out.

Atmosphere

you will see the core surfers from the island out whens theres swell .. small take off spot at point can mean some hassling .. middle peak doesnt work like it used to and was a good spot to nab a few.
take off on the point watch out for rocks espeically the big flat one infront of you !

English (Translate this text in English): you will see the core surfers from the island out whens theres swell .. small take off spot at point can mean some hassling .. middle peak doesnt work like it used to and was a good spot to nab a few.
take off on the point watch out for rocks espeically the big flat one infront of you !

English (Translate this text in English): you will see the core surfers from the island out whens theres swell .. small take off spot at point can mean some hassling .. middle peak doesnt work like it used to and was a good spot to nab a few.
take off on the point watch out for rocks espeically the big flat one infront of you !

English (Translate this text in English): you will see the core surfers from the island out whens theres swell .. small take off spot at point can mean some hassling .. middle peak doesnt work like it used to and was a good spot to nab a few.
take off on the point watch out for rocks espeically the big flat one infront of you !

General

experienced only ... beginners stick to compton .

English (Translate this text in English): experienced only ... beginners stick to compton .

English (Translate this text in English): experienced only ... beginners stick to compton .

English (Translate this text in English): experienced only ... beginners stick to compton .

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By anonymous , 01-07-2005

hmmm - eerrrr, you can't spell... 'favourite'

By fuah100@hotmail.com , 23-02-2004

Niton. - Niton is a good right hander and the most consistant wave on the I.O.W. Allthough not allways as good as seen in the pics on the site, under the right conditions it can be epic. I have had some of the best surfs of my life here and so have many of my friends, The future of the wave is uncertain as costal development has taken place and the rocks of the reef have been bulldozed. Many of the locals have expressed concern as to weather the wave will break after completion of the development. If anyone has any info on whats going on at Niton please send an E-mail.

By tom , 24-01-2004

nice little wave - but gunna need more photos and info to belive this spot is good

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