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Bigbury Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Bigbury Bay

Photo credit: Nick Russill

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.2 °C

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Saturday, 23 March 2019, 06:10 Local time
Saturday 23
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
NNE 20
ENE 20
Wind State cross off off cross-

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Bigbury Bay in South Devon is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest..

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mothecombe, 4 km from Bigbury Bay.

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Bigbury Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Plymouth, 13 km from Bigbury Bay.


Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near Bigbury Bay

Buoy Data:

At Start Bay Waverider, 12 miles from Bigbury Bay.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.2
Dominant period (s) 12.5 8.3 5.6 5.0

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Overall Bigbury Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Bigbury Bay Location Maps

Bigbury Bay Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Bigbury Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Bigbury Bay is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bigbury Bay is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 80 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 Bigbury Bay and is 130 km (81 miles) away.
Bigbury Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bigbury Bay, Devon (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Bigbury Bay sea temperature, Bigbury Bay photographs, Bigbury Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bigbury Bay webcams, current wind from Devon (South) live weather stations and Bigbury Bay 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 Bigbury Bay.