Woolacombe Spot ID
Type: beach and reef
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell WNW | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 13.4 °C
Woolacombe in North Devon is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is a right hand reef break as well.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.
Overall Woolacombe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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- 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.
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.