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Croyde Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Croyde Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Sunday, 15 July 2018, 20:35 Local time
SunMonday 16
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 15
SSW 15
SSW 15
Wind State cross-
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Croyde Reef in North Devon is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. A right hand reef. Often Crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Braunton, 6 km from Croyde Reef.

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Croyde Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Chivenor RAF, 9 km from Croyde Reef.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
21.4 °C

Current weather near Croyde Reef

Overall Croyde Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Tide stations nearest to Croyde Reef:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    32 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Croyde Reef:


  • The closest passenger airport to Croyde Reef is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Croyde Reef is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Croyde Reef and is 93 km (58 miles) away.
Croyde Reef break location map and break info

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

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.