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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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 Boscombe Pier

UK, South

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Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 50° 43.128' N
Longitude: 1° 50.616' W

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Follow signs for the pier.Car park next to the beach but you have to pay in day time.

English (Translate this text in English): Follow signs for the pier.Car park next to the beach but you have to pay in day time.

English (Translate this text in English): Follow signs for the pier.Car park next to the beach but you have to pay in day time.

English (Translate this text in English): Follow signs for the pier.Car park next to the beach but you have to pay in day time.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The Boneyard

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdUltra crowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

Webcam urlhttp://sortedsurfshop.co.... 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Localism
- Pollution

 Additional Information

This is a heavy wave with way to many people in the water. Can get epic but 9 times out of 10 it is total gash. This is not a spot recomended for beginers due to the heavy waves and the agressive nature of the local surfers however there is always an abundance of kooks floating around in front of the critical take off.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a heavy wave with way to many people in the water. Can get epic but 9 times out of 10 it is total gash. This is not a spot recomended for beginers due to the heavy waves and the agressive nature of the local surfers however there is always an abundance of kooks floating around in front of the critical take off.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a heavy wave with way to many people in the water. Can get epic but 9 times out of 10 it is total gash. This is not a spot recomended for beginers due to the heavy waves and the agressive nature of the local surfers however there is always an abundance of kooks floating around in front of the critical take off.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a heavy wave with way to many people in the water. Can get epic but 9 times out of 10 it is total gash. This is not a spot recomended for beginers due to the heavy waves and the agressive nature of the local surfers however there is always an abundance of kooks floating around in front of the critical take off.

Atmosphere

The advertising for the reef developement has brought a new breed of rich, dangerous, clueless surfer to the areas, armed with thousands of pounds of equiptment and no water sense or etiquete (PLEASE DONT PADDLE OUT ON THE MAIN PEAK, OR JUST STAY IN LONDON OR WHEREVER YOU CAME FROM)

English (Translate this text in English): The advertising for the reef developement has brought a new breed of rich, dangerous, clueless surfer to the areas, armed with thousands of pounds of equiptment and no water sense or etiquete (PLEASE DONT PADDLE OUT ON THE MAIN PEAK, OR JUST STAY IN LONDON OR WHEREVER YOU CAME FROM)

English (Translate this text in English): The advertising for the reef developement has brought a new breed of rich, dangerous, clueless surfer to the areas, armed with thousands of pounds of equiptment and no water sense or etiquete (PLEASE DONT PADDLE OUT ON THE MAIN PEAK, OR JUST STAY IN LONDON OR WHEREVER YOU CAME FROM)

English (Translate this text in English): The advertising for the reef developement has brought a new breed of rich, dangerous, clueless surfer to the areas, armed with thousands of pounds of equiptment and no water sense or etiquete (PLEASE DONT PADDLE OUT ON THE MAIN PEAK, OR JUST STAY IN LONDON OR WHEREVER YOU CAME FROM)

General

go to brighton or cornwall or somewhere else because there is already too many people at this break and serious acts of localism are starting to emerge e.g tyre slashing, Bos side beatdown

English (Translate this text in English):  go to brighton or cornwall or somewhere else because there is already too many people at this break and serious acts of localism are starting to emerge e.g tyre slashing, Bos side beatdown

English (Translate this text in English):  go to brighton or cornwall or somewhere else because there is already too many people at this break and serious acts of localism are starting to emerge e.g tyre slashing, Bos side beatdown

English (Translate this text in English):  go to brighton or cornwall or somewhere else because there is already too many people at this break and serious acts of localism are starting to emerge e.g tyre slashing, Bos side beatdown

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Boscombe Pier
By Resolver
Jan 21, 2009
Boscombe Paradise, UK 21.01.2009 - WAVES: 4ft messy - AIR TEMP: 6'c - SEA TEMP: 9'c - DESCRIPTION: Same excellent conditions as yesterday (20.01.08) only a little bit bigger, and slightly messier due to more wind. The conditions provided some brilliant, powerful rides. Only
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Boscombe Pier
By Resolver
Jan 20, 2009
Boscombe Paradise, UK 20.01.09 - WAVES: 4ft clean - AIR TEMP: 4'c - SEA TEMP: 10'c - DESCRIPTION: Mathieu and me headed down to the pier this afternoon with zero expectations after watching the webcam for a couple of minutes. However, crispy clean sets of 2-4ft waves of aw
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Boscombe Pier
By Resolver
Jan 18, 2009
Sunny sunday session - Sunday 18.01.2009 Beautiful, sunny sunday session. Good sized waves with lots of power ensured some pretty sweet rides all the way to the bank. However, the wind was a constant factor, which ensured a drift that kept you paddling to stay
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Boscombe Pier
By JDXtreme
Mar 18, 2007
Boscombe Pier - It was a good session Decided not to wear booies as they kinda get in my way - bad idea my feet fell like they were gonna fall off but who am i kidding it was totally worth it =P  Caught a reasonable amount of 3ft ish waves - and was
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Boscombe Pier
By bluesnowcone
Sep 12, 2006
comp - My Comments:it was super Session Highlight:my last wave, hang 5 on a walled up 2ft wave Comment on Swell, Waves and Wind:good Techniques to improve: i do big bottom turns, lots of spray Air Temperature:cool Water Temper
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Trip: Boscombe Pier 18/03
By JDXtreme
From Mar 18, 2007 to Mar 18, 2007

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By Anonymous , 27-11-2009

localism and tourism (hand in hand) - Surfed here for years never had any issues, more friendly than Bournmouth Pier, most of the daft comments on here are put on by kids who are bored with facebook. We all started somewhere and now when I jet of to surf in some warm blue water in someone elses backyard I'm not a local either. Respect and you will get respect. Most of the time I'd sooner drive to Devon anyway and i live here!.oops I'm not a local there either. Just a Nomad.

By Kill Bill , 21-09-2009

Kill Bill - One last comment........I drive a 140 mile round trip to come to surf. I buy local fuel and food, spend money on hotels and nights out yet, won't drop in, respects the locals and has a laugh.

If there are 30 people out with foam boards and getting in the way, who's driving that? It's the local surf shops pushing lessons and encouraging more people into the water.

Next time you visit N Devon, check how many lessons are out, how much they charge for car parking and camping and see how much the true locals pay for food and beer!!

I bet you feel ripped off!!!!

By Kill Bill , 21-09-2009

Back to basics - I've been visiting Bournemouth and Boscombe for years. Before I could drive we used to cycle (with boards under arms) for 6 miles to get to the station to get the train down and then cycle (with boards again) down to the beach.

I've always loved the place and even now check the cams and forecast and bunk off work as often as possible to drive the 70 miles down. Slop or clean, I just want to get in the water.

Some of the comments on here are disturbing though about localism. I really appreciate that the locals are pissed about the "wannabes" spending thousands of pounds on equipment and getting in the way.........however, not everyone has been blessed with being in a position to live near the coast.

I started surfing when I was 10 and had to beg and beg to be taken for a surf. I'm in a position now where I can go whenever there's a wave which is a wonderful thing.

I've found the locals nothing but accommodating and friendly, even having a laugh if a "kook" may have found themselves in the way.

The reef may have caused untold publicity, however, when the "kooks" see what the paddle's like, they won't even try it.

Please let's not lose what's currently a great vibe because there's more people in the water. With some gentle education (tell them to read up on surf etiquette), all breaks will be a pleasure to be at.

Remember, we all had to start somewhere and some take longer than others. Let's not start degrading a superb sport and encourage those who want to take part.

Next time you suffer a drop in, think of the Croyde, Fistral etc locals in summer or the many locals in all the ski / snowboard resorts in winter. They manage to make use of the tourists whilst sharing a great environment.

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