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Thurlestone Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Thurlestone Reef Surf Guide

Thurlestone Reef in South Devon is a quite exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Rocks are a hazard.

Thurlestone Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Thurlestone Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Thurlestone Reef occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Thurlestone Reef 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 11% of the time in February while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
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
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Thurlestone Reef Location Map

Interactive Thurlestone Reef 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 Thurlestone Reef is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Thurlestone Reef is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Thurlestone Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 14 June 2021, 03:17 Local Time
Monday 14
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.3
WSW
0.2
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.6
WSW
Period (s) 9 16 15 14
Wind (km/h)
5
5
10
10
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Thurlestone Reef

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

Wind History at Thurlestone Reef

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

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    • Icon  s33.4
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away

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