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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.2°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:
United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Bantham sea temperature, Bantham photographs, Bantham detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bantham webcams, current wind from Devon (South) live weather stations and Bantham 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 Bantham

Bantham Surf:

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 08:12 Local time
Thursday 06
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 10 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
S 15
S 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Mothecombe, 6 km from Bantham.

IS AT (local time)

Bantham Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Plymouth, 15 km from Bantham.


Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Bantham

Buoy Data:

At Start Bay Waverider, 11 miles from Bantham.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 6.3 6.7 4.3 5.6

All wavebuoys around Bantham

Overall Bantham Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Bantham: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Bantham: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Bantham spring swell 2019 photo


Photo credit: Dom Bradshaw

Bantham Location Maps

Bantham Location Map

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bantham:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bantham:

Tide stations nearest to Bantham:

  • Closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Plymouth (Devonport)
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    17 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bantham is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bantham is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Bantham and is 131 km (81 miles) away.
Bantham break location map and break info