Located in Newquay, England, Cribbar is an excellent big wave reef spot that was first surfed in 2003. The waves here are big, heavy, and at times epic. They break for up to 100 meters over a rock bottom. The reef offers up both a left and right, the rights being a safer option while the lefts have a bit more risk. Hold downs, rips, and sharp rocks are all on the menu here.
What are the best surf conditions for Cribbar?
Starts breaking at double overhead and holds to whatever the swell can deliver. A gun is the minimum here, and people have towed it when the size is right. This break is suitable for advanced and professional level surfers. The surf here does not break often, it needs to have a very clean swell (3/10) and will have the local and visiting big wave crew on it (7/10). The best winds are from the Southeast. The best swells are from the Northwest, Southwest, and West. Works on low to mid tide 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 9 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.