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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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 Bantham

UK, Devon South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 50° 16.697' N
Longitude: 3° 53.109' W

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From Kingsbridge near Dartmouth head for Plymouth, Bantham
is well sign posted. Large car park on beach with
toilets. Small shop on way to beach and good pub
, best to take everything you need with you.
Fine sand, life guards in season. Well worth a visit
just for the scenery.


No matter how excited you are about the swell - drive slowly down the lane and especially through the village - people live here, and no wave is worth a kids life.



And do pay at the gate, its not much, but it is someone's livelihood!! The 'bad-boy' surfer stereotype is for muppets and kooks only.

English (Translate this text in English): From Kingsbridge near Dartmouth head for Plymouth, Bantham<br />is well sign posted. Large car park on beach with<br />toilets. Small shop on way to beach and good pub<br />, best to take everything you need with you.<br />Fine sand, life guards in season. Well worth a visit<br />just for the scenery.<p>
No matter how excited you are about the swell - drive slowly down the lane and especially through the village - people live here, and no wave is worth a kids life.</p>
<p>
And do pay at the gate, its not much, but it is someone's livelihood!! The 'bad-boy' surfer stereotype is for muppets and kooks only.</p>

English (Translate this text in English): From Kingsbridge near Dartmouth head for Plymouth, Bantham&lt;br &#47;&gt;is well sign posted. Large car park on beach with&lt;br &#47;&gt;toilets. Small shop on way to beach and good pub&lt;br &#47;&gt;, best to take everything you need with you.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Fine sand, life guards in season. Well worth a visit&lt;br &#47;&gt;just for the scenery.&lt;p&gt;
No matter how excited you are about the swell - drive slowly down the lane and especially through the village - people live here, and no wave is worth a kids life.&lt;&#47;p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;
And do pay at the gate, its not much, but it is someone's livelihood!! The 'bad-boy' surfer stereotype is for muppets and kooks only.&lt;&#47;p&gt;

English (Translate this text in English): From Kingsbridge near Dartmouth head for Plymouth, Bantham&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;is well sign posted. Large car park on beach with&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;toilets. Small shop on way to beach and good pub&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;, best to take everything you need with you.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Fine sand, life guards in season. Well worth a visit&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;just for the scenery.&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;
No matter how excited you are about the swell - drive slowly down the lane and especially through the village - people live here, and no wave is worth a kids life.&amp;lt;&amp;#47;p&amp;gt;
&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;
And do pay at the gate, its not much, but it is someone's livelihood!! The 'bad-boy' surfer stereotype is for muppets and kooks only.&amp;lt;&amp;#47;p&amp;gt;

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerLedgey

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionNorthEast

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 crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.banthamsurfcam... 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Well lets start with the problem of the very strong rip caused by the river Avon.
To avoid this head for the rocks to the left of the beach and use the rip to help
you get out to the line up with almost no effort, and don't worry it won't tow you out
to sea it eases off as you get closer to the line up.

English (Translate this text in English): Well lets start with the problem of the very strong rip caused by the river Avon.<br />To avoid this head for the rocks to the left of the beach and use the rip to help<br />you get out to the line up with almost no effort, and don't worry it won't tow you out<br />to sea it eases off as you get closer to the line up.

English (Translate this text in English): Well lets start with the problem of the very strong rip caused by the river Avon.&lt;br &#47;&gt;To avoid this head for the rocks to the left of the beach and use the rip to help&lt;br &#47;&gt;you get out to the line up with almost no effort, and don't worry it won't tow you out&lt;br &#47;&gt;to sea it eases off as you get closer to the line up.

English (Translate this text in English): Well lets start with the problem of the very strong rip caused by the river Avon.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;To avoid this head for the rocks to the left of the beach and use the rip to help&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;you get out to the line up with almost no effort, and don't worry it won't tow you out&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;to sea it eases off as you get closer to the line up.

Atmosphere

Never had any localism problems surfin here because the
population of Bantham is about 30, and most of them
are elderly.But a lot of people do visit regularly
from neighbouring towns.And wathch out for the incresing numbers
of longboarders (no offence)

English (Translate this text in English): Never had any localism problems surfin here because the<br />population of Bantham is about 30, and most of them<br />are elderly.But a lot of people do visit regularly<br />from neighbouring towns.And wathch out for the incresing numbers<br />of longboarders (no offence)

English (Translate this text in English): Never had any localism problems surfin here because the&lt;br &#47;&gt;population of Bantham is about 30, and most of them&lt;br &#47;&gt;are elderly.But a lot of people do visit regularly&lt;br &#47;&gt;from neighbouring towns.And wathch out for the incresing numbers&lt;br &#47;&gt;of longboarders (no offence)

English (Translate this text in English): Never had any localism problems surfin here because the&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;population of Bantham is about 30, and most of them&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;are elderly.But a lot of people do visit regularly&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;from neighbouring towns.And wathch out for the incresing numbers&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;of longboarders (no offence)

General

For me it's the nearest surf spot, and it did take
me a while to get use to the rip but there's always
someone else out there so if u get into trouble just screem.

English (Translate this text in English): For me it's the nearest surf spot, and it did take<br />me a while to get use to the rip but there's always<br />someone else out there so if u get into trouble just screem.

English (Translate this text in English): For me it's the nearest surf spot, and it did take&lt;br &#47;&gt;me a while to get use to the rip but there's always&lt;br &#47;&gt;someone else out there so if u get into trouble just screem.

English (Translate this text in English): For me it's the nearest surf spot, and it did take&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;me a while to get use to the rip but there's always&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;someone else out there so if u get into trouble just screem.

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Bantham
De undapressure
30 déc. 2006
- - Was a good session in the river mouth. 2-3foot some closed out but others really clean and hollow. Bit of a shore dump though so getting back out was a bit awkward sometimes. Nice steep takeoffs but wind was too strong.
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By Anonymous , 11-02-2010

to byrna - @ byrna, see i dont like to get pissed off about these things but some people just never learn, theres an unwritten rule amongst surfers that if you find a nice spot, thats not well known keep it between yourself and close friends. I have no problem with people coming and surfing a good spot with afew of their mates, but when a retard like you would go and post that kind of stuff on the internet to to ANYONE it really pisses me off. Im sure people will agree with me on that one, luckily thurlstone is a fickle beast of a reef that seperates the men from the boys, but next time you think itll be working, do us a favour and FUCK OFF

By byrna , 10-12-2009

go suss thurlestone - have tried to add thurlestone onto this site a couple of times. there is a great right hander at the back of the golf course and works whenever bantham is working well (2-3ft). get amongst it as the crowds of bantham are just ridiculous.

By Anonymous , 06-12-2008

unnessacery - the so called locals here are twats! Fair enough giving shit if someone drops in on you, but a bit of healthy competition would do you pricks some good. sort it out, banthams always going to be crowded, deal with it!

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