Croyde Bay
 
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Discription of surf spot: Croyde Bay, England

From the seriouse grommit point of view it can be intimidating when crowded with all the hopefull one off tourists with short (SHARP) boards struggeling for a good ride. Also trying to dodge the swimmers can be a nightmare unless you feel confident enough to purch near the rocks where they fear to tread. The rules of the wave are and should be respected as everyone knows its best to stay cool with the locals at any spot. There is a moving sand bank towards the middle of the beach which forces a break. This has pros and cons as it changes from year to year. The locals like their space but keep to their spots leaving a lot of space for the tourists in summer months. There is a lifeguard stationed on the beach and clearly marked swimming areas. Overall there is a good atmosphere and a lot of people there just to enjoy the good surf.

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Type of Wave reef break  
Direction  
Bottom sand 
Level Intermediate 
Crowds a busy crowd 
Hazards Rocks to each end 
Lenght 50-100 meters lenght 
Places to stay campsites  
Nearest big city London 
Nearest airport Heathrow 
Other stuff to see & do Countryside location that gets crowded in the summer months. Has very nice local pubs and campsites with a friendly atmosphere. At peak season the place is thick with surf culture. Less built up than other english spots which is good for the keen surfer. Surrounded by a variety of other varied spots. Has some larger towns nearby like barnstaple with more nightlife. A frindly atmosphere with a strong surf feel. 
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