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Cornwall & Devon - South Surfing

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South Cornwall and DevonÕs breaks are less consistent than their north coast counterparts but what they lack in consistency, they make up for in quality. Porthleven, one of EnglandÕs finest reefs, is in the area. This coast usually needs an element of S in the Atlantic swells, although a massive W will wrap in, as will a NW at a few reefs. Southerly swells from Biscay lows can also light up the areaÕs diverse breaks. The dominant SW airflow means onshores are a major problem in the area. Easterly windswells coming down the English Channel can also provide waves for the desperate. Summer can be painfully flat, September onwards can be rewarding but it depends on the track of the lows, if the lows are running north then CornwallÕs south coast lays dormant.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
4 - 8°C
5/4
5 - 11°C
5/4
9 - 16°C
4/3
13 - 19°C
3/2
11 - 17°C
4/3
6 - 10°C
4/3
+ North wind protection
+ Handles large swells
+ Good reefbreaks
+ Easy access
- Cold water
- Cool and wet climate
- Crowds
- Pollution
- Expensive
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Praa Sands Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 10.5ft 13secs 270° 27mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 12
2
S - NW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Whitsand Bay Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 9.5ft 13secs 268° 22mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
2
SE - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Bantham Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 10.5ft 13secs 270° 22mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 12
2
S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Falmouth Star Star Star Star Grey Star 11.5ft 13secs 273° 27mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
E - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Paignton 1.5ft 6secs 207° 24mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Challaborough Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 10.5ft 13secs 270° 22mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Rock Ledge and Sand 8
2
S - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Wembury Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 10.5ft 13secs 270° 22mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Rock Ledge and Sand 8
2
S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Porthleven Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 10.5ft 13secs 270° 27mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 18
4
S - NW North Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Pentewan Star Grey Star 0ft 0secs 0° 25mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
1
E - SW North Westerly Mid to High Tide