Challaborough is a village and popular surfing beach in the District of South Hams on the south coast of Devon, England. The beach is popular with surfers from Plymouth and the surrounding area because of its powerful waves. It offers up predominantly left-hand pointbreak waves that can peel for hundreds of yards.
Dogs are banned from the beach during the summer months. RNLI lifeguards patrol most of the year. The surf at Challaborough can be excellent, powerful and well formed, hence the popularity of this venue with surfers from all over South Devon. This does make it potentially quite hazardous for the inexperienced and unwary and parents of young children in particular should keep them away from the water’s edge when the waves are big. Sea anglers should also take great care when fishing from the rocks as rogue waves can be quite common.
Challaborough in South Devon is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Watch out for rocks.
Surf Forecast for Challaborough Bay, Devon
How to read this surf forecast
Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.
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|Last updated: 22-Feb-2018|