Located in Northern Devon, UK, Combesgate Beach is a peaky beach break that offers up some decent sections for manoeuvres as well as the occasional barrel on the right tides. The waves here are pretty straightforward to surf and break for up to 100 meters over a sand and rock bottom. The left side of the beach closer to the rocks is usually best, but the exit can be tricky.
What are the best surf conditions for Combesgate?
Gets good between waist high and overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here when smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. All levels of surfer will have fun here. The surf here is somewhat consistent (5/10) and won’t be too crowded except in summers (4/10). The best winds are from the East or Southeast. The best swells are from the Northwest and West. Works on mid-tide on the push best.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 17 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 is best when water temperatures drop to 8 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.