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Downend Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Downend Point Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 6.7 °C

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Saturday, 16 February 2019, 21:07 Local time
SatSunday 17
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 10 9 9 13
Wind (km/h) 35
SSE 45
SSE 45
SSE 40
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Downend Point in North Devon is a reasonably exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Best around low tide. Beware of rocks and rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Braunton, 5 km from Downend Point.

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Downend Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bideford Bay Waverider, 8 km from Downend Point.


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Current weather near Downend Point

Buoy Data:

At Bideford Bay Waverider, 5 miles from Downend Point.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 10.5 11.8 10.5 11.1

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Overall Downend Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Tide stations nearest to Downend Point:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    33 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Downend Point:


  • The closest passenger airport to Downend Point is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Downend Point is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England is 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Downend Point and is 92 km (57 miles) away.
Downend Point break location map and break info

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