Local Information : Water Sports in Devon
Local Information : Water Sports in Devon
Local Information : Water Sports in Devon
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Local Information : Water Sports in Devon


Surfing on the Devon Coast

Devon is fortunate to have two coastlines which provide surf all year around, weather permitting.

"We typically head to Woolacombe, Saunton, Croyde or Bude for a day of surf fun."

Croyde's waves are the equal of anywhere else in the world. Saunton Sands is ideal for beginners as the beach slowly shelves away creating slower breaking waves. The Saunton Sands beach café is a great place to sit and enjoy the sunset whilst bigging up your days' surfing prowess.Woolacombe is a nice place to go surfing and has the added advantage of a wide variety of restaurants, shops and bars so once you have finished your surf you can while away a few hours.

Cornwall has number of great surf locations so if the weather and swells aren't right in Devon it would be worth checking the surf reports for Newquay, St Agnes, Crantock & Gwithian. 

"We normally check the surf reports in the morning before jumping in the car."

You can visit magicseaweed  to get a current surf forecast. Remember if the surf is flat the beaches are gorgeous and there are plenty of things to entertain the whole family.

Wake Boarding & Water Skiing

There are lots of locations to go water skiing and wake boarding in Devon, if you have your own boat you can launch all along the south coast at spots like Exmouth, Teignmouth, Exeter Quay, Kingsbridge, Salcombe to name a few... If you are looking to hire a boat for the day or just go out for a couple of tows there are a few companies providing tuition and boat hire, most in the Exmouth Area.

"We normally head to Exe Wake in Exmouth. They are great at judging the water and wind conditions to try and get the smoothest possible water conditions for a relaxed wake and ski session."

Here is a video clip Exe Wake created. 


Kite Boarding & Windsurfing

The main centre for kite boarding and windsurfing is Exmouth. The area called the Duck Pond is the gathering point for windsurfers and kite boarders due to its fantastic weather conditions and sheltered location.  If you have your own equipment you can just show up, suit up and get going. If not, there are a few local companies that provide tuition and equipment hire.

Below is a video of local Kite boarder Ned Taylor having some fun on the Otter river where it flows into the sea at Budleigh Salterton, Devon.