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Sidmouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.4

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Sidmouth Spot ID

Sidmouth Beach (Jacobs Ladder end) photo


Photo credit: Max Hunt

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.3 °C

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Friday, 23 February 2018, 12:46 Local time
Friday 23
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 25
E 30
E 30
ESE 30
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Sidmouth in South Devon is a sheltered beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the optimum wave angle is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sidmouth, 1 km from Sidmouth.

IS AT (local time)

Sidmouth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Station Road Sidmouth wx, 0 km from Sidmouth.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
4.5 °C

Current weather near Sidmouth

Buoy Data:

At Channel Islands Buoy, 56 miles from Sidmouth.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Average period (s) 7 7 7 7

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Overall Sidmouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Town and city forecasts close to Sidmouth:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    13 mi
  • Third closest city location
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    22 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Sidmouth is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sidmouth is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Bristol Airport (BRS) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Sidmouth and is 87 km (54 miles) away.
Sidmouth break location map and break info

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