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Thurlestone Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Thurlestone Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:02 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 15
WSW 20
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Thurlestone Reef in South Devon is a quite exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kingsbridge, 7 km from Thurlestone Reef.

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Thurlestone Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malborough wx, 5 km from Thurlestone Reef.

light winds from the WSW

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
22.6 °C

Current weather near Thurlestone Reef

Buoy Data:

At BUOY-62050, 30 miles from Thurlestone Reef.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Average period (s) 7 7 7 7

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Overall Thurlestone Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Thurlestone Reef is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Thurlestone Reef is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 82 km (51 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 Thurlestone Reef and is 129 km (80 miles) away.
Thurlestone Reef break location map and break info

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