About Bude - Summerleaze

The large stretch of golden sands is edged by a breakwater and river at the southern limits of the bay. It is home to some decent sandbars, including a quality, low-tide left and a high-tide right near the seawater swimming pool at the northern edge of the bay. A little relief from strong winds and swell can be found near the mouth of the harbour at higher tides. As with many Cornish resorts, busy in the summer.

Source: Bude - Summerleaze Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Low tide can have challenging waves for more experienced surfers, higher tides on smaller swells is good for all.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Fairly relaxed.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Busy in the summer.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Consistent beach that can be excellent in the right swell / bank combo.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Hard work in big swells.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Fingers of rock, rips when bigger.


Car park close to beach on north side of river.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, bodyboard


Sand and rock.

Best Season

Year round but September - November is golden.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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