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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 Surf Guide

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.

Mothecombe Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mothecombe:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mothecombe occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mothecombe with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in February while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 60% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
60%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mothecombe Location Map

Interactive Mothecombe 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 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.

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Mothecombe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 08:52 Local Time
Tuesday 29
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.2
W
1.2
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
W 15
WSW 15
WSW
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Mothecombe

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

Wind History at Mothecombe

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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