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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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 Bovisands Reef

UK, Devon South

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 Access

head to wembury just outside plymouth, sign posted to the beach, easy accsess, public car park

English (Translate this text in English): head to wembury just outside plymouth, sign posted to the beach, easy accsess, public car park

English (Translate this text in English): head to wembury just outside plymouth, sign posted to the beach, easy accsess, public car park

English (Translate this text in English): head to wembury just outside plymouth, sign posted to the beach, easy accsess, public car park

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 bovisands beach 2

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

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

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism
- Pollution

 Additional Information

the spot is a fast heavy wave which needs some attention to what the wave is actually doing, as the wave has a tendancy to suck dry, the wave can brake both left and right but the lefts are the best as they break across the reef and into the chanel, as the rights are very short and break onto the rocks...
it is hard to judge just how big i can be from the car park, due to overlooking the spot
so if it looks small , take a chance because it could be worth while, when the tide drops
right out the wave starts to rear up and can jack, to virticle drop, it will bowl and can suck dry,
good fun very shallow, and hollow...

English (Translate this text in English): the spot is a fast heavy wave which needs some attention to what the wave is actually doing, as the wave has a tendancy to suck dry, the wave can brake both left and right but the lefts are the best as they break across the reef and into the chanel, as the rights are very short and break onto the rocks...<br />it is hard to judge just how big i can be from the car park, due to overlooking the spot<br />so if it looks small , take a chance because it could be worth while, when the tide drops<br />right out the wave starts to rear up and can jack, to virticle drop, it will bowl and can suck dry,<br />good fun very shallow, and hollow...

English (Translate this text in English): the spot is a fast heavy wave which needs some attention to what the wave is actually doing, as the wave has a tendancy to suck dry, the wave can brake both left and right but the lefts are the best as they break across the reef and into the chanel, as the rights are very short and break onto the rocks...&lt;br &#47;&gt;it is hard to judge just how big i can be from the car park, due to overlooking the spot&lt;br &#47;&gt;so if it looks small , take a chance because it could be worth while, when the tide drops&lt;br &#47;&gt;right out the wave starts to rear up and can jack, to virticle drop, it will bowl and can suck dry,&lt;br &#47;&gt;good fun very shallow, and hollow...

English (Translate this text in English): the spot is a fast heavy wave which needs some attention to what the wave is actually doing, as the wave has a tendancy to suck dry, the wave can brake both left and right but the lefts are the best as they break across the reef and into the chanel, as the rights are very short and break onto the rocks...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;it is hard to judge just how big i can be from the car park, due to overlooking the spot&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;so if it looks small , take a chance because it could be worth while, when the tide drops&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;right out the wave starts to rear up and can jack, to virticle drop, it will bowl and can suck dry,&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;good fun very shallow, and hollow...

Atmosphere

this spot can be full of attitude locals who
think they own the place, with the likes of oldee
longboarders, short boarders, and plymouth based
spungers. so don't expect an easy ride, dropins and verble
can been expected, from hard core locals due beeing
a secret spot until recient years...

English (Translate this text in English): this spot can be full of attitude locals who<br />think they own the place, with the likes of oldee<br />longboarders, short boarders, and plymouth based<br />spungers. so don't expect an easy ride, dropins and verble<br />can been expected, from hard core locals due beeing<br />a secret spot until recient years...

English (Translate this text in English): this spot can be full of attitude locals who&lt;br &#47;&gt;think they own the place, with the likes of oldee&lt;br &#47;&gt;longboarders, short boarders, and plymouth based&lt;br &#47;&gt;spungers. so don't expect an easy ride, dropins and verble&lt;br &#47;&gt;can been expected, from hard core locals due beeing&lt;br &#47;&gt;a secret spot until recient years...

English (Translate this text in English): this spot can be full of attitude locals who&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;think they own the place, with the likes of oldee&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;longboarders, short boarders, and plymouth based&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;spungers. so don't expect an easy ride, dropins and verble&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;can been expected, from hard core locals due beeing&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;a secret spot until recient years...

General

very good fun, can be an intence or easy surf, big bazzers
to be had on the right day, and you might find a nice surprise!...

English (Translate this text in English): very good fun, can be an intence or easy surf, big bazzers<br />to be had on the right day, and you might find a nice surprise!...

English (Translate this text in English): very good fun, can be an intence or easy surf, big bazzers&lt;br &#47;&gt;to be had on the right day, and you might find a nice surprise!...

English (Translate this text in English): very good fun, can be an intence or easy surf, big bazzers&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;to be had on the right day, and you might find a nice surprise!...

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By Anonymous , 02-11-2010

im the king! - im doc findlay and bovi is my wave! better watch out! i charge the whole south coast and no one gets in my way

By Anonymous , 13-07-2009

O my - O my! Just read a comment from yrs ago and that was me on the yellow sponge! lol gggggggggggs Thats unreal! Cheers!

By Anonymous , 15-01-2009

yahooooooooooooo bovi - Locals only???? Ha! I have surfed good old slabby for yrs andyrs and yrs and yrs! It amazes me how good old slabby is! Just be aware! If you think you can just turn up and amze" your in for a big shock! when the westerly gets right up and pushes through, old slabby gets BIG AND POWERFUL! it will knock you for six! you have been warned! lost two boards too that son ov a gun" respect bovi. chow for now! LOCAL.

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