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Challaborough ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.7

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Challaborough Surf Guide

Challaborough in South Devon is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Watch out for rocks.

Challaborough Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach and pointIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Challaborough:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Challaborough 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 Challaborough Location Map

Interactive Challaborough 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 Challaborough is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Challaborough is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Challaborough Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 08:18 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 Challaborough

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

Wind History at Challaborough

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

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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon  reefReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away

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