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Bolt Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Bolt Head Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 08:51 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 19 18 17 17
Wind (km/h) 45
ESE 45
ESE 40
ESE 40
Wind State on on on cross-

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Bolt Head in South Devon is a fairly exposed point break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the north. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the southwest. Best around mid tide. Take care of the strong rips here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kingsbridge, 9 km from Bolt Head.

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Bolt Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malborough wx, 4 km from Bolt Head.

wind obs. (9.7 kph from 109 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
6.1 °C

Current weather near Bolt Head

Buoy Data:

At Start Bay Waverider, 9 miles from Bolt Head.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.9
Dominant period (s) 7.1 7.7 7.1 8.3

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Overall Bolt Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Bolt Head is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bolt Head is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Guernsey Airport (GCI) in Guernsey Isld. is the fifth nearest airport to Bolt Head and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bolt Head, Devon (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Bolt Head sea temperature, Bolt Head photographs, Bolt Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bolt Head webcams, current wind from Devon (South) live weather stations and Bolt Head 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 Bolt Head.