North Devon

Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe
Croyde works on all tides, but is best at low tide when it can get extremely hollow. However it gets rippy so its best avoided by beginners at this state of tide. High tide produces a long peeling wave. Works on winds from the SE-NE and a southerly swell.

Saunton Sands is a good a beginners beach. It works on all tides; is sheltered on a northerly and produces a long peeling wave, good for longboarding . Pollution can be a problem here though.

Woolacombe works on the same conditions as Croyde but picks up less swell and is not as hollow.

Lynmouth produces a classic left point/river mouth break on a big SW storm. This is very rare, and should only be ridden by experienced riders.

Putsborough is at the south end of Woolacombe Sand, works best at high tide, at low tide it drops off apart from on very big swells when it gets hollow. It works on all winds and is sheltered on a SW wind by a high cliff. A good alternative if Croyde is blown out.

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wave height and direction chart