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Mothecombe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.4

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Mothecombe Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.5 °C

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 20:33 Local time
TueWednesday 20
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 20 20 19 19
Wind (km/h) 35
SSE 35
SSE 45
SSE 40
Wind State cross-

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Mothecombe in South Devon is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north with some shelter here from southwest winds. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the optimum wave angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Mothecombe (0 km).

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Mothecombe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Plymouth, 9 km from Mothecombe.

wind obs. (2 kph from 175 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Mothecombe

Buoy Data:

At Start Bay Waverider, 14 miles from Mothecombe.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 5.6 5.6 4.8 5.3

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Overall Mothecombe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

Surf stats for Mothecombe: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Mothecombe: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Tide stations nearest to Mothecombe:

  • Closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Plymouth (Devonport)
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    17 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mothecombe is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mothecombe is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Mothecombe and is 129 km (80 miles) away.
Mothecombe break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mothecombe, Devon (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Mothecombe sea temperature, Mothecombe photographs, Mothecombe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mothecombe webcams, current wind from Devon (South) live weather stations and Mothecombe tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Mothecombe.