Hand-picked by one of many Osprey crew – our high 5 favorite locations to surf in Devon… however do you agree?! Over the following month we’ll be posting a few of our Workforce Riders’ favourites as properly… so don’t overlook to tell us your ideas and feedback under on the backside of the web page!
5. Putsborough Seaside
Accessible from Woolacombe by merely strolling the 3m distance down the seaside Putsborough can maintain an even bigger wave than its neighbour. It provides newcomers wave, in addition to waves excellent for the extra skilled rider, in greater swell. It has a powerful rip in the direction of the South finish of the seaside close to the cliffs (which will be helpful to the veterans however harmful to the inexperienced) so as with all day on the waves know your limits and at all times examine with the locals should you’re new to an space.
4. Saunton Sands
One other one for Osprey’s longboard brigade, a fairly large (and by that we imply large) seaside, that has sluggish partitions of water and provides newcomers peak to rise up and driving! Can get a bit crowded at weekends and might get rippy alongside the aspect of the cliffs. Works properly at low tide and is one in all our favorite locations to check our boards!
Helpful tip – Automobile parking is free should you arrive very early morning or late within the night… or in the midst of winter! In any other case its £Four kilos the remainder of the time. There’s a giant automobile park with loads of areas and signposted from the highway.
3. Woolacombe Seaside
Woolacome provides a pleasant mellow wave excellent for longboarders , newcomers and intermediates providing shapely low tide peaks. It could possibly get crowded however remains to be one in all our favorite locations to go trying to find peaks in the summertime months. The ambiance is usually good with Lifeguards patrolling commonly in excessive season. A number of the greatest waves we’ve caught have been within the glassy summer time swell of Woolacombe on boards over 7ft! Simply be careful for bodyboarders (chances are you’ll guess this was written by a longboarder!!) and the occasional heavy wave that may actually knock the wind out of you on a late take off! It may be a good looking place to look at within the night, nice for all you budding ‘soul surfers’.
You may get first rate entry to Coombesgate seaside from the north finish of the bay. Sure we’re dishonest and mixing two spots, however in our defence there’s solely a rocky level separating them! Coombesgate can provide higher barrels than Woolacombe bay with out the crowding, however trades off these with the added hazard of rocks and a fairly sturdy rip! One of the best browsing is at mid tide, as excessive tide could make for fairly harmful exit so be sure you examine your place commonly and get out upfront if you wish to keep away from a fairly disagreeable expertise!
2. Bantham Seaside
Considered one of our absolute favourites and arguably South Devon’s greatest seaside (in consequence at all times busy). Bantham has a fairly sturdy rip because of the River Avon however works on all tides (particularly properly at low and mid tide) and boasts a swell vary of two -12 ft. so it often means we are able to escape a wide range of boards! You’ll be able to often discover no less than one member of Workforce Osprey paddling out right here at any given level!
Bantham can also be the closest constant surf spot to our Osprey Devon HQ so you may generally spot us product testing within the surf right here!
1. Croyde Bay
Likely the preferred spot in Devon and within the UK outdoors of Newquay (arguably) and provides ‘A’ frames and barrels on low tides; (once more arguably) one of the best seaside break within the UK on its day. Crowding could be a downside resulting from recognition as can rips when the swell is at measurement. Nonetheless for these surfers who stay a bit manner inland it makes an awesome spot for all ranges of means, starting from newbie waves on smaller days (mid to excessive tides) to the quick paced hollow-tubes appropriate for the extra gnarled and grizzled veterans on greater days at low tide.
On the entire Croyde is a extremely constant place to surf and one in all our private favourites.
So now our favourites, it’s time to inform us yours. The place are your favorite spots (secret or in any other case)? What do you consider our favorite spots? Feedback under…
Putsborough Seaside Photograph Credit score: northdevonfarmer through photopincc
Saunton Sands Photograph Credit score: catvictor through photopincc
Woolacombe Seaside Photograph Credit score: northdevonfarmer through photopincc
Bantham Seaside Photograph Credit score: Kieran Gillard through photopincc
Croyde Bay Photograph Credit score: Joe Dunckley through photopincc