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Bantham ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.1

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Bantham Surf Guide

Bantham in South Devon is an exposed river break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the river break both left and right. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rips / crowds.

Bantham Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bantham:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bantham occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bantham (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Bantham with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in April while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Bantham Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 09:55 Local Time
Tuesday 29
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.2
W
1.2
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
W 15
WSW 15
WSW
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Bantham

Surf stats for Bantham, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bantham

Wind stats for Bantham, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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