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Challaborough ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.1

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Challaborough Spot ID

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Monday, 22 July 2019, 11:18 Local time
Monday 22
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 15
SW 10
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Challaborough in South Devon is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Watch out for rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mothecombe, 4 km from Challaborough.

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Challaborough Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Plymouth, 13 km from Challaborough.


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Current weather near Challaborough

Buoy Data:

At Start Bay Waverider, 12 miles from Challaborough.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.3
Dominant period (s) 2.6 3.8 3.7 5.0

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Overall Challaborough Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Challaborough is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Challaborough 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 Challaborough and is 130 km (81 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Challaborough, Devon (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Challaborough sea temperature, Challaborough photographs, Challaborough detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Challaborough webcams, current wind from Devon (South) live weather stations and Challaborough 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 Challaborough.