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Croyde ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.8

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Croyde break guidePhoto by: jamie

Croyde Surf Guide

Croyde in North Devon is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Croyde Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Croyde:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Croyde with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in April while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Croyde Location Map

Interactive Croyde 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 Croyde is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Croyde is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 69 km (43 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Croyde Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 11:26 Local Time
Saturday 08
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 3.0
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
Period (s) 8 9 9 10
Wind (km/h) 40
SSW 40
SSW 40
SSW 40
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Croyde

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

Wind History at Croyde

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s43.7
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

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