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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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 Woolacombe bay

UK, Devon North

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 51° 10.168' N
Longitude: 4° 12.965' W

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Drive from the M5 to barnstable on good fast A road then to Woolacombe. About 1hr 15min from the motorway overall. The beach is 3 miles long with town at Left hand end & lots of beach parking.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive from the M5 to barnstable on good fast A road then to Woolacombe. About 1hr 15min from the motorway overall. The beach is 3 miles long with town at Left hand end & lots of beach parking.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive from the M5 to barnstable on good fast A road then to Woolacombe. About 1hr 15min from the motorway overall. The beach is 3 miles long with town at Left hand end & lots of beach parking.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive from the M5 to barnstable on good fast A road then to Woolacombe. About 1hr 15min from the motorway overall. The beach is 3 miles long with town at Left hand end & lots of beach parking.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

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

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Drive down to the esplanade carpark and walk 50 metres into the water. cafe on the beach is good and cheap. 3surf shops in town do everything inc rental of suits / boards and surf school. Eat at the Red Barn in the evening, huge portions, great food, cheap and lost of surfers and surfing decor too. Life guards patrol from 2 4X4 in high season
There is a woolacombe longboarders club for thw older dudes like me. Special access off the rocks near the benches on the headland, only accessable at high tide and best left to the locals as there are plenty of rocks under water. Otherwise plenty of other peaks, best are at the town end and the other opposite the tiny river mouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down to the esplanade carpark and walk 50 metres into the water. cafe on the beach is good and cheap. 3surf shops in town do everything inc rental of suits / boards and surf school. Eat at the Red Barn in the evening, huge portions, great food, cheap and lost of surfers and surfing decor too. Life guards patrol from 2 4X4 in high season<br />There is a woolacombe longboarders club for thw older dudes like me. Special access off the rocks near the benches on the headland, only accessable at high tide and best left to the locals as there are plenty of rocks under water. Otherwise plenty of other peaks, best are at the town end and the other opposite the tiny river mouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down to the esplanade carpark and walk 50 metres into the water. cafe on the beach is good and cheap. 3surf shops in town do everything inc rental of suits &#47; boards and surf school. Eat at the Red Barn in the evening, huge portions, great food, cheap and lost of surfers and surfing decor too. Life guards patrol from 2 4X4 in high season&lt;br &#47;&gt;There is a woolacombe longboarders club for thw older dudes like me. Special access off the rocks near the benches on the headland, only accessable at high tide and best left to the locals as there are plenty of rocks under water. Otherwise plenty of other peaks, best are at the town end and the other opposite the tiny river mouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down to the esplanade carpark and walk 50 metres into the water. cafe on the beach is good and cheap. 3surf shops in town do everything inc rental of suits &amp;#47; boards and surf school. Eat at the Red Barn in the evening, huge portions, great food, cheap and lost of surfers and surfing decor too. Life guards patrol from 2 4X4 in high season&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;There is a woolacombe longboarders club for thw older dudes like me. Special access off the rocks near the benches on the headland, only accessable at high tide and best left to the locals as there are plenty of rocks under water. Otherwise plenty of other peaks, best are at the town end and the other opposite the tiny river mouth.

Atmosphere

Can get very crowded in the summer, but life guards do their job well and keep the swimmers etc out of the big surf areas. 3miles of beach so if its getting full just walk a little. The whole bay holds waves in a 2-3 foot swell. Surfable at 1-2feet swell but short rides. Atmosphere is very good all year round.

English (Translate this text in English): Can get very crowded in the summer, but life guards do their job well and keep the swimmers etc out of the big surf areas. 3miles of beach so if its getting full just walk a little. The whole bay holds waves in a 2-3 foot swell. Surfable at 1-2feet swell but short rides. Atmosphere is very good all year round.

English (Translate this text in English): Can get very crowded in the summer, but life guards do their job well and keep the swimmers etc out of the big surf areas. 3miles of beach so if its getting full just walk a little. The whole bay holds waves in a 2-3 foot swell. Surfable at 1-2feet swell but short rides. Atmosphere is very good all year round.

English (Translate this text in English): Can get very crowded in the summer, but life guards do their job well and keep the swimmers etc out of the big surf areas. 3miles of beach so if its getting full just walk a little. The whole bay holds waves in a 2-3 foot swell. Surfable at 1-2feet swell but short rides. Atmosphere is very good all year round.

General

Ideal for beginners. good for intermediates on a 2-3 foot day. great atmosphere. lots of surf culture.

English (Translate this text in English): Ideal for beginners. good for intermediates on a 2-3 foot day. great atmosphere. lots of surf culture.

English (Translate this text in English): Ideal for beginners. good for intermediates on a 2-3 foot day. great atmosphere. lots of surf culture.

English (Translate this text in English): Ideal for beginners. good for intermediates on a 2-3 foot day. great atmosphere. lots of surf culture.

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Woolacombe bay
By Patchwork
May 28, 2007
Wooly - started off as a flat, rainy day. then the sun came out i was still at my camp site so i decided to mosey on down to wooly, when i got their was still flat so went and ate in the red barn and kept half an eye on the surf. all of a sudden it picked up
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By mic , 28-06-2010

I did it once - It's not all it's cracked up to be!

By Anonymous , 14-10-2009

Croyde vrs Chopes - The other day down at croyde, a few puffs on my pipe and I was pulling into some epic Chopes...cracking stuff.

By Anonymous , 01-12-2007

my crack habbit - can't help it. makes me think im surfing pipe everyday. now you can't blame me for that..?

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