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Barricane Surf Guide

Barricane in North Devon is a quite exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rocks are a hazard.

Barricane Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barricane:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barricane occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barricane with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in February while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barricane Location Map

Interactive Barricane surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Barricane is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barricane is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Barricane Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 14:49 Local Time
Sunday 22Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
0.8
WSW
1
W
1
W
1
W
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
15
Wind State on cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at Barricane

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

Wind History at Barricane

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Barricane. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barricane: