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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Downderry Schoolhouse

UK, Cornwall South

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Drive to downderry, Find the school, Park and walk down the path to the break.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to downderry, Find the school, Park and walk down the path to the break.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to downderry, Find the school, Park and walk down the path to the break.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to downderry, Find the school, Park and walk down the path to the break.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name downderry reef

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Very gnarly reef probably the most hollow in the south west, Gets powerful and fast but must be clean, Be very careful where you fall off as this is a very shallow sharp reef. Less than knee deep in places. Can be spectacular when big, The line up stays in the same place, It just sucks harder and thicker. Peaks shift around a bit and you do not want to be caught inside.

English (Translate this text in English): Very gnarly reef probably the most hollow in the south west, Gets powerful and fast but must be clean, Be very careful where you fall off as this is a very shallow sharp reef. Less than knee deep in places. Can be spectacular when big, The line up stays in the same place, It just sucks harder and thicker. Peaks shift around a bit and you do not want to be caught inside.

English (Translate this text in English): Very gnarly reef probably the most hollow in the south west, Gets powerful and fast but must be clean, Be very careful where you fall off as this is a very shallow sharp reef. Less than knee deep in places. Can be spectacular when big, The line up stays in the same place, It just sucks harder and thicker. Peaks shift around a bit and you do not want to be caught inside.

English (Translate this text in English): Very gnarly reef probably the most hollow in the south west, Gets powerful and fast but must be clean, Be very careful where you fall off as this is a very shallow sharp reef. Less than knee deep in places. Can be spectacular when big, The line up stays in the same place, It just sucks harder and thicker. Peaks shift around a bit and you do not want to be caught inside.

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By Max_Errant , 08-06-2013

Fickle but fun - I reckon the locals get some sick days here. One Winter we fluked a whole day on neap tides where two peaks sat on the reef perfectly. I drove over countless times hoping for a similar setup but it never happened. Haven't been here in a few years but hope the small local crew are still loving it. Great memories.

By Anonymous , 23-01-2008

- hardly breaks but peeling left just to the right of it which breaks more often. great wave

By Anonymous , 27-06-2007

this beach - i now live in oz and comparing this beach to just a local one here it scores very low, the breaks here are pin point perfect

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