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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 0.5ft 8secs 266° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 12
2
S - NW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Whitsand Bay 0.5ft 8secs 266° 4mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
2
SE - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Bantham 0.5ft 8secs 266° 4mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 12
2
S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Falmouth 1.5ft 8secs 275° 9mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
E - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Paignton 1ft 4secs 72° 5mph Fair No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Challaborough 0.5ft 8secs 266° 4mph Fair No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Rock Ledge and Sand 8
2
S - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Wembury 0.5ft 8secs 266° 4mph Fair No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Rock Ledge and Sand 8
2
S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Porthleven 0.5ft 8secs 266° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 18
4
S - NW North Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Pentewan 0.5ft 5secs 84° 5mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
1
E - SW North Westerly Mid to High Tide