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Sidmouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.4

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Sidmouth Surf Guide

Sidmouth in South Devon is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Sidmouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sidmouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sidmouth occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sidmouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 81% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sidmouth Location Map

Interactive Sidmouth 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 Sidmouth is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sidmouth is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Sidmouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 15:30 Local Time
Tuesday 11Wed
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 25
S 30
SW 25
WSW 20
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Sidmouth

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

Wind History at Sidmouth

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

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