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Bovisand Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Bovisand Bay Spot ID

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Bovisand Bay

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Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.6 °C

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 20:06 Local time
Tuesday 23Wed
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
NNW 25
NNW 20
Wind State cross cross-

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Bovisand Bay in South Devon is a fairly exposed reef break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Plymouth (Devonport), England, 7 km from Bovisand Bay.

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Bovisand Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Plymouth, 4 km from Bovisand Bay.

light winds from the WSW

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Air temperature
16.6 °C

Current weather near Bovisand Bay

Buoy Data:

At Looe Bay Waverider, 13 miles from Bovisand Bay.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.3
Dominant period (s) 11.8 - - -

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Overall Bovisand Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Bovisand Bay is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bovisand Bay is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY), also in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Bovisand Bay and is 132 km (82 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bovisand Bay, Devon (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Bovisand Bay sea temperature, Bovisand Bay photographs, Bovisand Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bovisand Bay webcams, current wind from Devon (South) live weather stations and Bovisand 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 Bovisand Bay.