Woolacombe ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

See all 18 ratings

Based on 3 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed

Woolacombe Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Devon, UK)

Woolacombe photo

Photo credit: soninalena

Riding the Storm, Woolacombe photo

Photo credit: Natalie

Putsborough beach, near Woolacombe photo

Photo credit: Conor

Woolacombe Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.2 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 01:07 Local time

Wed Thursday 02
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 65
W 65
W 60
W 50
Wind State on on on on

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

Woolacombe in North Devon is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers and there is also a right hand reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

United Kingdom Wind

Wind Map

United Kingdom Wave Height

Wave Height Map

United Kingdom Sea Temperature

Sea Temperature

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ilfracombe, England, 8 km from Woolacombe.

IS AT (local time)

Woolacombe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bideford, 17 km from Woolacombe.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
10 °C

Current weather near Woolacombe

Buoy Data:

At Pembroke Buoy, 48 miles from Woolacombe.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.6
Average period (s) 6 6 6 6

All wavebuoys around Woolacombe

Overall Woolacombe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

The figure describes the variation of swells directed at Woolacombe over a normal April... (show all text)

This chart shows how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directio... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Woolacombe surf consistency graph.

Also see Woolacombe surf quality by season and Woolacombe surf quality by month.

Woolacombe Location Maps

Woolacombe Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to Woolacombe Shoreline around Woolacombe Roads and rivers around Woolacombe

Use this relief map to navigate to Devon (North) surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Woolacombe

Visitor Reviews of Woolacombe

Be the first to write a review!

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Woolacombe:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Barricane 0 mi
Second closest break Coombesgate Beach 0 mi
Third closest break Grunta Beach 0 mi
Fourth closest break Puttsborough 2 mi
Fifth closest break Croyde Reef 3 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Woolacombe:

Closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 48 mi
Second closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 79 mi
Third closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 106 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 111 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 167 mi

Tide stations nearest to Woolacombe:

Closest tide station Ilfracombe 5 mi
Second closest tide station Braunton 6 mi
Third closest tide station Bideford 11 mi
Fourth closest tide station Bude 28 mi
Fifth closest tide station Mumbles 29 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Woolacombe:

Closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 204 mi
Second closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 238 mi
Third closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 257 mi
Fourth closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 258 mi
Fifth closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 258 mi

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Woolacombe:

Closest city location Barnstaple (United Kingdom) 9 mi
Second closest city location Swansea (United Kingdom) 34 mi
Third closest city location Llanelli (United Kingdom) 35 mi
Fourth closest city location Briton Ferry (United Kingdom) 36 mi
Fifth closest city location Coity (United Kingdom) 37 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Woolacombe is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Woolacombe is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England is 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Woolacombe and is 99 km (61 miles) away.
Woolacombe break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Woolacombe, Devon (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Woolacombe sea temperature, Woolacombe photographs, Woolacombe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Woolacombe webcams, current wind from Devon (North) live weather stations and Woolacombe 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 Woolacombe.


  • Weather-Forecast logo
  • Snow-Forecast logo
  • Mountain-Forecast logo
  • Tide-Forecast logo





© 2015 Meteo365.com | Privacy | Terms | Cookie Policy