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Latitude: 50° 15.999' N
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drive to thurlestone and park in th golf club public parking. then suit up and walk over the back of the golf course. there's a goat tack to follow.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
another option for parking is in town, once you have sussed the spot you will know. there is a road you can drive down to check to see if it is working but there is striclty no parking on this street. local villagers seem very old andd grumpy!
This spot was my god send when i stumbled upon it. i had been living in totnes nearby for about a year and surfed bantham regularly, my instinct told there were other waves around. i went searching on a flat day and this place looked like it ticked all the right boxes. next time bantham was at about 2-3ft i drove to thurlestone and was welcomed by exquisite english peelers and one friendly dude out. he lived in knigsbridge and was suprised to see an unfamiliar face. from then on if bantham was good i was surfing around the corner at thurlestone. such a great wave for the area and none of the crowds of bantham. i am an aussie who no longer lives in totnes so am happy to put this info out there as i dont think i will ever surf there again and think it shouldn't be wasted.
have tried to add this spot numerous times but you guys just wont put it on your list. whats the deal?