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Latitude: 50° 16.697' N
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From Kingsbridge near Dartmouth head for Plymouth, Bantham
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
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.
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)
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.
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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