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Downend Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Downend Point Surf Guide

Downend Point in North Devon is a reasonably exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Best around low tide. Beware of rocks and rips.

Downend Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Downend Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Downend Point 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 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% 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
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
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Downend Point Location Map

Interactive Downend Point 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 Downend Point is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Downend Point is Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales, 70 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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Downend Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 21:26 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 1.5
W
1.4
W
1.4
W
1.3
W
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 5
W 10
SW 5
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Downend Point

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

Wind History at Downend Point

Wind stats for Downend Point, 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 beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Downend Point: