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Croyde Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Croyde Reef Surf Guide

Croyde Reef in North Devon is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. A right hand reef. Often Crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Croyde Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Croyde Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Croyde Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in March while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
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
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Croyde Reef Location Map

Interactive Croyde Reef 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 Reef is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Croyde Reef is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Croyde Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 11:33 Local Time
Saturday 08
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 2.2
SW
2.4
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.3
WSW
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 Reef

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

Wind History at Croyde Reef

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

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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • 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
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

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