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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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 Preston Beach

UK, Devon South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 50° 26.619' N
Longitude: 3° 33.373' W

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 Access

very easy access with ample parking, no pay meter, changing facilites and toliets open all year round. the best beach in torbay for surfing it is very fun gets big in spring, autumn and winter swells.

English (Translate this text in English): very easy access with ample parking, no pay meter, changing facilites and toliets open all year round. the best beach in torbay for surfing it is very fun gets big in spring, autumn and winter swells.

English (Translate this text in English): very easy access with ample parking, no pay meter, changing facilites and toliets open all year round. the best beach in torbay for surfing it is very fun gets big in spring, autumn and winter swells.

English (Translate this text in English): very easy access with ample parking, no pay meter, changing facilites and toliets open all year round. the best beach in torbay for surfing it is very fun gets big in spring, autumn and winter swells.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Preston Beach

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Ordinary

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.torbaysurfing.... 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

this spot is very good fun and a great day out with cafes and toliets to make your trip very easy to do again and again

English (Translate this text in English): this spot is very good fun and a great day out with cafes and toliets to make your trip very easy to do again and again

English (Translate this text in English): this spot is very good fun and a great day out with cafes and toliets to make your trip very easy to do again and again

English (Translate this text in English): this spot is very good fun and a great day out with cafes and toliets to make your trip very easy to do again and again

Atmosphere

locals are friendly they may teach you some stuff

English (Translate this text in English): locals are friendly they may teach you some stuff

English (Translate this text in English): locals are friendly they may teach you some stuff

English (Translate this text in English): locals are friendly they may teach you some stuff

General

generally this is a good spot with good commodities but site only works with any kind of easterly swell or wind

English (Translate this text in English): generally this is a good spot with good commodities but site only works with any kind of easterly swell or wind

English (Translate this text in English): generally this is a good spot with good commodities but site only works with any kind of easterly swell or wind

English (Translate this text in English): generally this is a good spot with good commodities but site only works with any kind of easterly swell or wind

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By Sam Ogg , 26-08-2010

Chester Copperpot - Seriously... whoever put the info for this on must be a local shop owner. Paignton/Preston is pure gash 99% of the time. 1% of the time its ok.

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