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Bantham ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.1

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Bantham Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.9 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 04:35 Local time
Saturday 19
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SW 10
WSW 15
Wind State on on cross-

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Bantham in South Devon is an exposed river break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the river break both left and right. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rips / crowds.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mothecombe, 6 km from Bantham.

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Bantham Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Plymouth, 15 km from Bantham.

wind obs. (0 kph from 219 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near Bantham

Buoy Data:

At Start Bay Waverider, 11 miles from Bantham.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 6.7 6.7 6.3 6.7

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Overall Bantham Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Bantham is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bantham is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Bantham and is 131 km (81 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bantham, Devon (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Bantham sea temperature, Bantham photographs, Bantham detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bantham webcams, current wind from Devon (South) live weather stations and Bantham tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bantham.