Located in North Devon, England, Croyde Beach is an excellent beach break, probably the best in the UK on its day. The waves here are consistent and hollow, perfect for tube lovers, although this does lead to terrible crowds. The waves here can be challenging to surf and break for up to 50 meters over a sand bottom. Very Consistent.
What are the best surf conditions for Croyde Beach?
Gets good between waist-high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here if small and a shortboard then step up as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced-level surfers. The surf here is pretty consistent (7/10) and will be insanely crowded always (10/10). The best winds are from the East. The best swells are from the Northwest, Southwest, and West. Works on low tide best, although it will break through the tide.
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.