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Preston Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.4

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Preston Beach Spot ID

Preston West Side, Preston Beach photo

Preston Beach

Photo credit: Christian

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell E | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 19:31 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 3 3 3 3
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SE 10
SE 5
Wind State cross-

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Preston Beach in South Devon is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Short period wind swells are the rule and the ideal wave angle is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of - Rips / undertow.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Paignton, 1 km from Preston Beach.

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Preston Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Paignton Torquay wx, 2 km from Preston Beach.

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Air temperature
13.8 °C

Current weather near Preston Beach

Buoy Data:

At Tor Bay Waverider, 1 miles from Preston Beach.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.3
Dominant period (s) 3.1 3.3 3.2 3.2

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Overall Preston Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Preston Beach Location Maps

Preston Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Preston Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Preston Beach is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Preston Beach is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England is 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Preston Beach and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
Preston Beach break location map and break info

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