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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Saunton Sands

UK, Devon North

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Datum: WGS84 [ Ayuda ]
Precisión: Approximate

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Latitud: 51° 6.586' N
Longitud: 4° 13.619' W

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Access is from the coast road running along the North end of Saunton Sands, a huge 5km long stretch of sand running from the mouth of the estuary up to the cliffs at the North end. Sign posted from road - there is a large car park, which is free if you arrive very early morning or late in the evening, or in the middle of winter! £4 pounds the rest of the time.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): Access is from the coast road running along the North end of Saunton Sands, a huge 5km long stretch of sand running from the mouth of the estuary up to the cliffs at the North end. Sign posted from road - there is a large car park, which is free if you arrive very early morning or late in the evening, or in the middle of winter! £4 pounds the rest of the time.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): Access is from the coast road running along the North end of Saunton Sands, a huge 5km long stretch of sand running from the mouth of the estuary up to the cliffs at the North end. Sign posted from road - there is a large car park, which is free if you arrive very early morning or late in the evening, or in the middle of winter! £4 pounds the rest of the time.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): Access is from the coast road running along the North end of Saunton Sands, a huge 5km long stretch of sand running from the mouth of the estuary up to the cliffs at the North end. Sign posted from road - there is a large car park, which is free if you arrive very early morning or late in the evening, or in the middle of winter! £4 pounds the rest of the time.

DistanciaCoja un coche

LlegadaAcceso directo (< 5min)

¿Fácil de encontrar?Fácil de encontrar

¿Acceso publico?Acceso publico

Acceso especialNo sé

 Características de spot de surf

Calidad del spot de surf

Calidad de las olasClásico regional

ExperienciaTodos los surfistas

FrecuenciaFunciona con frecuencia

Ola

TipoRompiente orillera

DirecciónDerecha y izquierda

FondoArenoso

PotenciaSin potencia

Longitud normalNormal (50 a 150m)

Longitud máximaLargo (150 a 300 m)

Marea, oleaje y viento

Buena dirección de la resacaNoroeste, Oeste, Sudoeste

Dirección del vientoNorte, Sudeste, Este, Nordeste

Talla de la resacaEmpieza en Menos de 1m / 3ft y permanece hasta el 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Condición de mareaTodas las mareas

Mejor movimiento de mareaMareas ascendentes y descendentes

Más detalles

Poblado durante la semanaUnos pocos surfistas

Poblado en fines de semanaMuchos surfistas

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Peligros

- Corrientes/Resaca

 Información adicional

A classic long boarders wave - slow waves that improve with a moderate offshore wind to steepen the faces. Works on all stages of the tide, but like many north Devon spots tends to be best on the 'push' as the incoming tide (the tidal rage of the Bristol Channel is one of the greatest in the world)can increase wave height dramatically. As the swell picks up, a rip develops alongside the cliff which is often the only way to get out back on big days. But treat it with caution - getting caught unawares leads to unpleaseant exits over the rocks! Helicopter rescues are not uncommon in summer, as novices get swept out. The cliff gives good protection from North and NW winds.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): A classic long boarders wave - slow waves that improve with a moderate offshore wind to steepen the faces. Works on all stages of the tide, but like many north Devon spots tends to be best on the 'push' as the incoming tide (the tidal rage of the Bristol Channel is one of the greatest in the world)can increase wave height dramatically. As the swell picks up, a rip develops alongside the cliff which is often the only way to get out back on big days. But treat it with caution - getting caught unawares leads to unpleaseant exits over the rocks! Helicopter rescues are not uncommon in summer, as novices get swept out. The cliff gives good protection from North and NW winds.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): A classic long boarders wave - slow waves that improve with a moderate offshore wind to steepen the faces. Works on all stages of the tide, but like many north Devon spots tends to be best on the 'push' as the incoming tide (the tidal rage of the Bristol Channel is one of the greatest in the world)can increase wave height dramatically. As the swell picks up, a rip develops alongside the cliff which is often the only way to get out back on big days. But treat it with caution - getting caught unawares leads to unpleaseant exits over the rocks! Helicopter rescues are not uncommon in summer, as novices get swept out. The cliff gives good protection from North and NW winds.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): A classic long boarders wave - slow waves that improve with a moderate offshore wind to steepen the faces. Works on all stages of the tide, but like many north Devon spots tends to be best on the 'push' as the incoming tide (the tidal rage of the Bristol Channel is one of the greatest in the world)can increase wave height dramatically. As the swell picks up, a rip develops alongside the cliff which is often the only way to get out back on big days. But treat it with caution - getting caught unawares leads to unpleaseant exits over the rocks! Helicopter rescues are not uncommon in summer, as novices get swept out. The cliff gives good protection from North and NW winds.

Ambiente

Mellow. Long boarders and surf canoes are in their element. Long sweeping rides usually righthanders) can be had. great view from the cliff road above the bay - as lines stack up all the way to the estuary and out to sea. Makes it into numerous surf mag 'arty' photos. Shallows are safe for beginners. It is a huge flat beach, and the sands are a prime spot for sand yatchs and all kind of weird beach/sail cross over sports.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): Mellow. Long boarders and surf canoes are in their element. Long sweeping rides usually righthanders) can be had. great view from the cliff road above the bay - as lines stack up all the way to the estuary and out to sea. Makes it into numerous surf mag 'arty' photos. Shallows are safe for beginners. It is a huge flat beach, and the sands are a prime spot for sand yatchs and all kind of weird beach/sail cross over sports.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): Mellow. Long boarders and surf canoes are in their element. Long sweeping rides usually righthanders) can be had. great view from the cliff road above the bay - as lines stack up all the way to the estuary and out to sea. Makes it into numerous surf mag 'arty' photos. Shallows are safe for beginners. It is a huge flat beach, and the sands are a prime spot for sand yatchs and all kind of weird beach/sail cross over sports.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): Mellow. Long boarders and surf canoes are in their element. Long sweeping rides usually righthanders) can be had. great view from the cliff road above the bay - as lines stack up all the way to the estuary and out to sea. Makes it into numerous surf mag 'arty' photos. Shallows are safe for beginners. It is a huge flat beach, and the sands are a prime spot for sand yatchs and all kind of weird beach/sail cross over sports.

General

On a busy wekend the car park is a surfers' mecca. VW buses and every kind of surf vehical vie for space. Bemused day trippers mingle with surf-heads. A must for anyone with a board over 7'2".

English (Traducir este texto en Español): On a busy wekend the car park is a surfers' mecca. VW buses and every kind of surf vehical vie for space. Bemused day trippers mingle with surf-heads. A must for anyone with a board over 7'2".

English (Traducir este texto en Español): On a busy wekend the car park is a surfers' mecca. VW buses and every kind of surf vehical vie for space. Bemused day trippers mingle with surf-heads. A must for anyone with a board over 7'2".

English (Traducir este texto en Español): On a busy wekend the car park is a surfers' mecca. VW buses and every kind of surf vehical vie for space. Bemused day trippers mingle with surf-heads. A must for anyone with a board over 7'2".

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Por Carlos , 18-05-2010

Car Park - It was 1.50 when I first posted it - but that was many years ago. And they rarely charged in winter. But hey, look what you get for your extra 3 pounds now - those little wooden strips on the (unmade) ground to guide your parking! And there is a free shower/toilet block of course...!

Por Anonymous , 29-03-2010

RE Surf Nazis bobbins comments - Was just having at quick trawl and came across this site and what a load of easy to type angry stuff there is. I thought surfing was about everyone enjoying the wave, enjoying hanging out with your friends, trying to progress your riding and mainly not taking things or ourselves too seriously, while riding with etichet - whether it be saunton, croyde or putts. Yes lots of us come from inland as we're not lucky enough to be by the coast, it doesn't mean we should be excluded from it? I try and come down as much as I can which isn't enough but I try ride with respect to those are better riders, who are usually local. In my time riding at all three beaches locals have always been super friendly and obviously not the fellas writing angry footnotes - easy to do sitting behind computer screens, whilst mummy cooks you tea and irons your school uniform for you, but maybe I'm being harsh myself here. Definatly you do get some real plonkers in the water, usually in the all gear no idea bracket, but usually after time and a few FRIENDLY words from those who know better or locals alike, these guys get with the programme and some really come to understand what its all about, trying to progress your riding against yourself and soaking up untamed nature. My time busting my balls working real hard, as we all do, is made sense of by grabbing some lazy longboard waves at saunton, or a fun close out madness session putts or enjoying the speed of my retro rocket at croyde plus at many other beaches in Devon and Cornwall. The ranting here is a real shame and anyone else reading this should know that 95% of locals are relaxed really nice guys at Saunton, Croyde and Putts. Ignore all this really nasty surf Nazis bobbins. I'll continue to drive down from inland and get some waves and I'll continue to respect those who live and ride there and the waves themselves. As for the angry people, what's next, vandalising cars in car parks you judge to be not local with your 'they're not local sixth sense' or dorbing graffiti on someones new t5 which they and their Mrs have put in hours and hours of work to afford so they can stay longer down near the coast (because they love it) as accomadation is so expensive down there? Most people are getting in the water to enjoy themselves. relax and enjoy the buzz of riding, local and inlander alike, of course we'd all love to be 'local' and have all these wonderful breaks on our door step, but this is the real world guys, so maybe ease up on angry stuff there is a bigger world out there around you and life is way too short to that angry, take it easy and Saunton Putts and Croyde are all great in different ways depends what you are looking for - go enjoy. And if there is a point of unity £6 for parking at Putts is just highway robbery...

Por Car Park Attendant , 26-11-2008

Car park - Love it - £1.50 for the car park! Not any more, its £4.50 and they seem to be there all the time. THis cannot have been posted long ago but its gone up by three times in probabyly five years

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