Mondo's photo of Bantham

Average rating of 3.67 from 3 votes


Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Bantham

Date Taken: 6th December 2008. 3878 page views since 8th December 2008.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
3ft 9s 251.68° 0.8ft 3s   3
Sunny 44°f
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The Limey Dec 12, 2008 Rating: -1

Bantham has great days when its NE, but save your money go somewhere else...someone dropped in on me at Bantham a few weeks ago and yes it was a longboarder with a epoxy board and it cain my 6ft Fibre glass to shit. I had already put in my bottom turn aswell! If you have a longboard you are either very good or very bad. Mine was the latter..Sorry but it say people from Totnes and blah blah on the comment below....I would say its the Uni students from Plymouth...My advice get there first light to avoid the crowds..paddle out in dark..

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Ed Phillips Feb 16, 2009 Rating: -1

banthams not always this crowded, dont diss it, and not all longboarders are gay, only the kooky summer surfer ones.

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ads Dec 12, 2008 Rating: 2

fellers if you dont like the crowds dont be such a lazy arse and get down in the morning whenthe kooks are just getting up to play on there wii fit coz they think itll get them fit !

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Jimathy Dec 11, 2008 Rating: 5

would just like to add if you do go down to Bantham please drive slowly doen the lane and especially through the village. contrary to popular belief kids do live there. no surf no matter how big or perfect is worth killing a child for. Some people seem to think that Bantham lane is the bloody M5.

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Spongerdudette May 2, 2009 Rating: -1

I've never been to Bantham, so I don't know what the roads are like. But it's great to see that you care enough to try and stop unnecessary accidents and possible deaths happening. Fair play mate.

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jackneale Dec 11, 2008 Rating: 1

i surf bantham a lot and yes i gets fucking crouded!!!!! to be honest if the surf is obviously good on a saterday then there is no point in going down because you are either going o get dropped in on or frowned at for dropping in on some 1. u have to be clever with the days that u pick.....

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AV IT! Dec 11, 2008 Rating: 1

to be fair though, bantham was fucking heaving that day, literally every wave was this croweded

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AV IT! Dec 11, 2008 Rating: -1

bantham is just horribly crowded, you just know your gonna get dropped in on by some twat

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Ironside Dec 10, 2008 Rating: 0

Sums the place up innit...

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mattkaye1989 Dec 10, 2008 Rating: 1

Its not kooks on longboards its the entire population of paignton and totnes going out buying pretty looking shortboard from some gay factory and taking it down bantham for the afternoon with all there gay freinds in mazda bongos who are gay and like to kitesurf. What a bunch of GAYS thats all im saying...id rather ride the ripples at paignton pier than get my wave wrecked by some spaz HOMO GAY with a kite.

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Jimathy Dec 10, 2008 Rating: -1

To the bloke on the blue stripy board. I'm gonna remember you........

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The Limey Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 1

People need to know the Surfing rules more at Bantham, my advice go Croyde waves are quicker and more hollow so Longboarders cant catch em as well.

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tom tom Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 2

glad i went exploring, thought it would be packed! although the waves were better at bantham. pain in the ass

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Jimathy Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 1

yup your typical 3 star rated saturday afternoon, more monkeys than paignton zoo!

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ol'skoolfool Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 3

Kooks on longboards are killing bantham.

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mattkaye1989 Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 3

I used to surf bantham all the time...this is why i dont anymore.