Wednesday, April 28, 2010
All watersports, especially surfing, are hugely popular in North Devon. Here, Trev Toes Lumley, from Eyeball Surfcheck, provides a guide to the best local surf breaks
Considered one of the best beach breaks in the country. Works best around low tide when the sand banks, rips, and general shape of the beach help create A frame peaks. The waves are fast, heavy and hollow at low tide, for more advanced surfers only! The waves at Croyde, generally, break closer to the shore than most beach breaks in the UK. Mid to high tide offers a fuller more mellow wave.
Located at the far end of Woolacombe Beach, Putborough has good amenities and access from the car park. Puts, as its known, can be a bit fickle on the dropping tide but can be really good on the push. Excellent shelter from the headland on south westerlys and sometimes westerly winds
Located to the right of Woolacombes main beach. It can get shelter from northerly winds, barrels at times when the banks are set up. Good at winter time.
A huge beach over three miles long, sheltered from the headland in north-north westerly winds. A nice slow wave with some massive long rides to be had on the right day. An ideal place for beginners or longboarders. Avoid low tide as the walk is long!
Known as Main beach this is the right hand part of the three mile stretch of sand. It surfs well on all stages of the tide and is popular all-year-round.
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