Mike S.'s photo of Croyde Beach


Average rating of 3.95 from 19 votes

Croyde Beach

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Croyde Beach

Date Taken: 25th April 2009. 5748 page views since 29th April 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5.5ft 7s 244.36° 1.1ft 11s   12
Mostly Sunny 52°f
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Meunchkkleeerrr III May 6, 2009 Rating: 0

i like putts. Its a better wave than people give it credit, and with the right board (ie fish) as opposed to your stickered up 5'7 firewire slater replica poser toothpick, you can pick up some really nise rides. plus lets face it with prevailing SW winds, without puts we'd all be surfing wanky crowdfest croyde...and miss it. Its not about the kit you got, but the rides you get booyoos!!!!

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Feldwick May 6, 2009 Rating: 0

It is all about this. Wave size doesn't matter. Board size doesn't matter. Empty matters.

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wrongTimeWrongPlace May 6, 2009 Rating: 0

its putts, so in a single short second, all that will be seen is that pic is a load of white water

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Portpipe May 5, 2009 Rating: 1

he's waiting for the big one that always comes after you've moved position and settled for the going rate but bet he still goes for an average one and misses the big set. always happens, murphy's law

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surf like me May 5, 2009 Rating: 0

Saunton is a LOOOOONG beach, and he is sitting where the surf is not so good... but over to the right, close to the rocks is the place to be for those right waves!

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jleb May 5, 2009 Rating: 0

It's not Saunton though.

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aWANGatang May 4, 2009 Rating: -4


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Mel in Florida May 4, 2009 Rating: -1

true that shorey

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Shorey May 4, 2009 Rating: 1


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jleb May 3, 2009 Rating: 0

this guy is in the corner just in front of the rocks. about 30ft to the right of him are a bunch of guys on longboards frothing over hight tide puts in all it's bouncy back wash glory.

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Mel in Florida May 3, 2009 Rating: 2

I always go this late, nothing wrong with having your own set :)

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Mel in Florida May 6, 2009 Rating: 0

oh nvm, your talking about the pic. lol yes i can see it now, looks very cloudy

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Mel in Florida May 5, 2009 Rating: 0

ha well, I normally stay out till 8:15 (at least during the summer)

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surf like me May 5, 2009 Rating: 0

Thats not very late, you can see sun rays coming down from above... its only that dark because of the clouds... Excellent surf! i was out there somewhere...

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easy listenin May 2, 2009 Rating: -2

agree with ya there swwl.there s nothing like having a place to yourself,particularly if theres not a puff of wind either.no noise,phones,work etc etc.focus, paddle,pop and your gone.smiles all round.

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Shorey May 4, 2009 Rating: -1

Would rather surf 1ft onshore waves in sub zero water than let that happen mate.

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if theres two theres a few, if theres four theres no... May 3, 2009 Rating: 2

ahh shame, shorey is reminiscing. I will be your mate shorey...

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Shorey May 3, 2009 Rating: -2

I think it is better when sharing with some good mates, but lonely surfs are also very relaxing.

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swwl May 2, 2009 Rating: -3

theres a lot of what it's all about in that shot - you could get stressed by which wave to choose though

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shabs May 1, 2009 Rating: -2

awesome pic, lucky surfer....there are quiet spots if you pick the right one and get your ass out of bed !!!!!

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SurfingChimp May 1, 2009 Rating: -3

There are lonley days still available, you just need to go in the winter and pick your spot..

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JAMES777 May 1, 2009 Rating: -3

there are no more lonely days surfing in North Devon, unfortunately!!

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Shadow Soul May 3, 2009 Rating: 0

No i agree qith james there are NO lonely days in North Devon anymore, even @ 5 in the morning, just quiet ones!

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Mearsy1 May 2, 2009 Rating: -1

5 o'clock start never did anyone any harm!

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seabassjac May 1, 2009 Rating: -4

You need to get out earlier :)

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jimmytwoshoes May 1, 2009 Rating: -4

great pic should be titled 'the loneliness of the North Devon surfer'