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Paignton ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Paignton Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 13:11 Local time
Tuesday 15
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 25
W 25
WSW 20
Wind State off off cross-

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Paignton in South Devon is a sheltered beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Paignton, 1 km from Paignton.

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Paignton Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tor Bay Waverider, 2 km from Paignton.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Paignton

Buoy Data:

At Tor Bay Waverider, 1 miles from Paignton.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.2
Dominant period (s) 5.3 5.6 5.3 5.0

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Overall Paignton Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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    4 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Paignton:


  • The closest passenger airport to Paignton is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Paignton is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England is 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Paignton and is 108 km (67 miles) away.
Paignton break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Paignton, Devon (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Paignton sea temperature, Paignton photographs, Paignton detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Paignton webcams, current wind from Devon (South) live weather stations and Paignton 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 Paignton.