southdevonsurf's photo of Bantham

not the 5ft I was expecting from the MSW forecast...

Average rating of 3.97 from 29 votes


Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Bantham

Date Taken: 14th November 2011. 8595 page views since 14th November 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
4ft 11s 220.51° 0.3ft 13s 5.5ft 5s 16 28 mph Overcast 54°f
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Corb Nov 21, 2011 Rating: 0

what an awsome autum it is shaping up to be. waves of this size seem to be the norm at the moment

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Dropin73 Nov 19, 2011 Rating: -2

It's one of those times when you think 'i've driven miles and i'm going to die' and you still can't wait to get in. must be a surfer thing

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belsizekid Nov 18, 2011 Rating: 2

This is one of those great, unexpected photos that makes your stomach jump. A bit like the moment you first get a glimpse of the sea from the car and you see the corduroy lines stacked up, waiting to hit. Brilliant.

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The Man With No Name Nov 20, 2011 Rating: 1

There's nothing quite like that first glance and its stacked to the horizon

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k7buoy Nov 16, 2011 Rating: 2

Jesus! You have not even got into the car park! Lol

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Will Rossetti Nov 15, 2011 Rating: -2

BIG. For a breaking wave to be seen from this perspective, on a full tide too, it must be huge... even with a howling offshore spindrift can rarely be seen! 9ft (2.7m) is a very conservative estimate of the height of this wave.

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gc-msw Nov 15, 2011 Rating: -4

4ft is the swell height not the breaking wave height. If I remember correctly the breaking wave height/surf column on the new forecast layout was predicting 6-9ft faces.