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Bucks Mills break guidePhoto by: Dave Dave Florence

Bucks Mills Surf Guide

Bucks Mills in North Devon is a fairly exposed point break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. No beach break here and there is also a left hand point break. Best around low tide. Rocks are a hazard.

Bucks Mills Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
12.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bucks Mills:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bucks Mills occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bucks Mills with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in December while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bucks Mills Location Map

Interactive Bucks Mills 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 Bucks Mills is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bucks Mills is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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Bucks Mills Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 09:19 Local Time
Friday 20
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.6
W
1.6
W
2
WSW
2
W
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
25
35
40
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Bucks Mills

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

Wind History at Bucks Mills

Wind stats for Bucks Mills, 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 Bucks Mills. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    14km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Bucks Mills: