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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 Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.2 °C

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 20:13 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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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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kingsbridge, 7 km from Thurlestone Reef.

IS AT (local time)

Thurlestone Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Plymouth, 16 km from Thurlestone Reef.

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

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Thurlestone Reef

Buoy Data:

At Start Bay Waverider, 11 miles from Thurlestone Reef.

  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 Thurlestone Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November


Surf stats for Thurlestone Reef: see the swell variation by month.

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

Thurlestone Reef Location Maps

Thurlestone Reef Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Thurlestone Reef:

Tide stations nearest to Thurlestone Reef:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Plymouth (Devonport)
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    18 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k. is 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Guernsey Airport (GCI) in Guernsey Isld. is the fifth nearest airport to Thurlestone Reef and is 129 km (80 miles) away.
Thurlestone Reef break location map and break info

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