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Westward Ho ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.7

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Westward Ho Surf Guide

Westward Ho in North Devon is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. The ideal swell direction from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Westward Ho Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Westward Ho:

The best conditions reported for surf at Westward Ho occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Westward Ho 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 12% of the time in February while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Westward Ho Location Map

Interactive Westward Ho 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 Westward Ho is Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales, 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Westward Ho is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 67 km (42 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Westward Ho Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 14:20 Local Time
Saturday 08Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.2
WSW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 40
SSW 40
SSW 35
S 25
SSW
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Swell History at Westward Ho

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

Wind History at Westward Ho

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away

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