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Bovisand Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Bovisand Bay Surf Guide

Bovisand Bay in South Devon is a fairly exposed reef break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Bovisand Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
10.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bovisand Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bovisand Bay 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 Bovisand Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bovisand Bay 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 11% of the time in February while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bovisand Bay Location Map

Interactive Bovisand Bay 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 Bovisand Bay is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bovisand Bay is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY), also in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.

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Bovisand Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 22:45 Local Time
WedThursday 13
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.5
WSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 8 7 7 10
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
NNW 30
NNW 35
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Bovisand Bay

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

Wind History at Bovisand Bay

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

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