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Salcombe ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Salcombe Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.2 °C

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Thursday, 14 December 2017, 15:21 Local time
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Wave (m) 5.0
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Period (s) 12 11 12 11
Wind (km/h) 40
WNW 45
W 45
WNW 45
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Wind State cross-
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Salcombe in South Devon is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south.. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kingsbridge, 8 km from Salcombe.

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Salcombe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Salcombe Road Malborough wx, 4 km from Salcombe.

light winds from the W

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Air temperature
6.9 °C

Current weather near Salcombe

Buoy Data:

At BUOY-62050, 31 miles from Salcombe.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.3
2.5
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2.9
Average period (s) 7 7 7 7

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Overall Salcombe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Salcombe is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Salcombe is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Guernsey Airport (GCI) in Guernsey Isld. is the fifth nearest airport to Salcombe and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
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