North Devon awarded as top surfing destination

North Devon awarded as top surfing destination

Andrew Clarke

Last month we wrote about our collaboration with Head of the Dart (HotD) SUP Challenge in Dartmouth and Totnes, South Devon. It was a well attended Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding race event for all levels. Over 250 participants entered and it was good to see the event back in the SUP calendar after a Covid-forced break. And the weather blessed us all. 

Now this month it's been the turn of North Devon that stars with Croyde Bay and neighbouring beaches recognised as a top global surf destination. And one to be protected. 

Designated as a world surfing reserve, 18 miles of the UK's southwest coast have been formally recognised with 11 other global destinations. Croyde Bay and other North Devon surf locations such as Woolacomabe Bay and Saunton Sands are amongst illustrious company, including Malibu and Santa Cruz in California, Punta de Lobos in Chile and Noosa in Australia.

And it's the first UK surf location to achieve such distinction helping to protect this renowned surfing spot for future generations. The focus on the future is one We love our beach support. #BluePlanet.

The prestigious recognition was awarded by the 20-year old not-for-profit Save the Waves Coalition, an organisation that aims to empower surfers and beach lovers to become real-time coastal stewards turning everyday global citizens into citizen scientists, essentially protecting surf ecosystems across the world. 

What's really spooky is that it coincides with our NEW SURF Designs in our fun NEW WATERSPORTS Collection. Sign up to Happy Tides Newsletter for all the latest information and get 10% OFF the first order.

North Devon offers spectacular surfing opportunities and as well as many other beach activities with Croyde Bay, Woolacombe Bay and Saunton Sands all in the TOP 10 beaches in Devon.

Photo credit: Thanks to Francisco, Croyde Bay and Unsplash for the amazing photo above. 

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