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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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 Croyde

UK, Devon North

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 51° 7.716' N
Longitude: 4° 14.647' W

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 Access

Easy. Drive round the coast road towards Croyde.
Find it on any regional map.

English (Translate this text in English): Easy. Drive round the coast road towards Croyde.<br />Find it on any regional map.

English (Translate this text in English): Easy. Drive round the coast road towards Croyde.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Find it on any regional map.

English (Translate this text in English): Easy. Drive round the coast road towards Croyde.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Find it on any regional map.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

Power

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.croydecam.co.u... 

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 Additional Information

Probably the most popular spot in the UK outside of Newquay. The nearest good spot for the hordes
of inland surfers. Crowded. Parking at both ends and in the middle. Low tide gives the hollow rides, and mid to high tide a mellower wave. There are also several reefs which are ighly localised and fickle. Firstly theres the Point at Downend which is a dangerous rocky right point which works at low tide in swells 4ft plus, its a dangerous spot yet the most surfed of the reefs. Then theres Baggy Point reef which works only on spring high tides and medium swells making it very fickle. It is extremely shallow and doesnt take crowds due to the small take off area.

English (Translate this text in English): Probably the most popular spot in the UK outside of Newquay. The nearest good spot for the hordes<br />of inland surfers. Crowded. Parking at both ends and in the middle. Low tide gives the hollow rides, and mid to high tide a mellower wave. There are also several reefs which are ighly localised and fickle. Firstly theres the Point at Downend which is a dangerous rocky right point which works at low tide in swells 4ft plus, its a dangerous spot yet the most surfed of the reefs. Then theres Baggy Point reef which works only on spring high tides and medium swells making it very fickle. It is extremely shallow and doesnt take crowds due to the small take off area.

English (Translate this text in English): Probably the most popular spot in the UK outside of Newquay. The nearest good spot for the hordes&lt;br &#47;&gt;of inland surfers. Crowded. Parking at both ends and in the middle. Low tide gives the hollow rides, and mid to high tide a mellower wave. There are also several reefs which are ighly localised and fickle. Firstly theres the Point at Downend which is a dangerous rocky right point which works at low tide in swells 4ft plus, its a dangerous spot yet the most surfed of the reefs. Then theres Baggy Point reef which works only on spring high tides and medium swells making it very fickle. It is extremely shallow and doesnt take crowds due to the small take off area.

English (Translate this text in English): Probably the most popular spot in the UK outside of Newquay. The nearest good spot for the hordes&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;of inland surfers. Crowded. Parking at both ends and in the middle. Low tide gives the hollow rides, and mid to high tide a mellower wave. There are also several reefs which are ighly localised and fickle. Firstly theres the Point at Downend which is a dangerous rocky right point which works at low tide in swells 4ft plus, its a dangerous spot yet the most surfed of the reefs. Then theres Baggy Point reef which works only on spring high tides and medium swells making it very fickle. It is extremely shallow and doesnt take crowds due to the small take off area.

Atmosphere

A long time surfing venue, recent years have seen it turn into a year-round surfing centre. Schools,
campsites, pubs, everything is influenced by surfing. Despite that, it still is a great spot, and is a beautiful bit of country as well. One of the few private beaches in the country - but free access to all. Kept scrupulously clean due to private ownership. European Blue Flag winner for water quality in 2002. Campsite accommodation two minutes' walk from the sands

English (Translate this text in English): A long time surfing venue, recent years have seen it turn into a year-round surfing centre. Schools,<br />campsites, pubs, everything is influenced by surfing. Despite that, it still is a great spot, and is a beautiful bit of country as well. One of the few private beaches in the country - but free access to all. Kept scrupulously clean due to private ownership. European Blue Flag winner for water quality in 2002. Campsite accommodation two minutes' walk from the sands

English (Translate this text in English): A long time surfing venue, recent years have seen it turn into a year-round surfing centre. Schools,&lt;br &#47;&gt;campsites, pubs, everything is influenced by surfing. Despite that, it still is a great spot, and is a beautiful bit of country as well. One of the few private beaches in the country - but free access to all. Kept scrupulously clean due to private ownership. European Blue Flag winner for water quality in 2002. Campsite accommodation two minutes' walk from the sands

English (Translate this text in English): A long time surfing venue, recent years have seen it turn into a year-round surfing centre. Schools,&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;campsites, pubs, everything is influenced by surfing. Despite that, it still is a great spot, and is a beautiful bit of country as well. One of the few private beaches in the country - but free access to all. Kept scrupulously clean due to private ownership. European Blue Flag winner for water quality in 2002. Campsite accommodation two minutes' walk from the sands

General

Every UK surfer knows it. Despite the crowds the lure of good surf and a few beers in the Thatch keeps 'em coming back for more.

English (Translate this text in English): Every UK surfer knows it. Despite the crowds the lure of good surf and a few beers in the Thatch keeps 'em coming back for more.

English (Translate this text in English): Every UK surfer knows it. Despite the crowds the lure of good surf and a few beers in the Thatch keeps 'em coming back for more.

English (Translate this text in English): Every UK surfer knows it. Despite the crowds the lure of good surf and a few beers in the Thatch keeps 'em coming back for more.

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 Last surf sessions

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Croyde
De Wadsy
4 nov. 2007
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Suite...

Croyde
De GoofyFoot
19 oct. 2007
evening - Good swell but busy, usual weekend croyde...
Suite...

Croyde
De GoofyFoot
19 oct. 2007
Morning session - Good session lots of clean lines, fairly empty but got busier
Suite...

Croyde
De GoofyFoot
18 oct. 2007
Morning glass -
Suite...

Croyde
De GoofyFoot
17 oct. 2007
Choppy evening -
Suite...

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Voyage : Autumn 07 in Croyde
De GoofyFoot
Du 17 oct. 2007 au 20 oct. 2007
Mid Autumn trip to Croyde, Surf forecast not great but weather good and surf got good on the Friday
Suite...

Voyage : Late Summer in Croyde 07
De GoofyFoot
Du 6 sept. 2007 au 9 sept. 2007
Long weekend of sunshine and small summer surf in north devon
Suite...

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By Anonymous , 29-09-2008

Begineers - I am a local, and I do get narked sometimes, how about this for starters: 3-4', take off, pull in, pop out, try to duck under some f****** NSP dropping in, the f***wit jumps away, his board hits me in the eye, his leash gets wrapped round my neck and pulls me off and holds me under. Now if I hadn't already had seven other collisions in half an hour I probably wouldn't have reacted quite so strongly, I really don't like violence in the water so I'm sorry about undoing the guys leash. But, and here's the point: if you are learning how to surf just don't surf Croyde; and if you're an instructor you should know better, Puts and Saunton are much better.

By mick , 08-06-2008

dont use little pink!! - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

just a heads up to anyone wanting reliable honest surfers opinions and hire in croyde bay!! please please dont use 'little pink surf shop' the owner isnt a true surfer and nor is his advice! anyone wanting to hire should use the beach front hire shop or one of the more reputable shops in the town centre he's just a business man and will sell you anything no matter how unsuitable and for as much as possible including a pack of lies! thanks for your time
a very discruntled customer

By Anonymous , 30-12-2007

- croyde isnt too bad for hassel.. but once i sorta dropped in on some local, pulled out way before he got anywhere near me but then he jumped on me and dunked my head under! that was the only trouble iv had in 6 years of croyde

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