Sports Events in Devon

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    Tinside Lido, Plymouth
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    Surfing - Saunton

    by PookieRabbit Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Saunton is a long beach (3 miles long) and tends to be quiter than say Croyde and Woolacombe in the respect you dont get as many families going down to the beach. It can still be pretty busy with surfers and boogie boarders though. Best time for surfing seems to be mid to high tide. Couple of reasons for this. Firstly the surfing round here seems better with a "pushing" tide and second at low tide its a hell of a long walk to the water!

    Surfing - Saunton
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    Skiing

    by freya_heaven Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are at least 2 ski centres in Devon, one smaller one in Torquay & the larger John Nike Ski centre in Plymouth.

    The photo if of the Plymouth ski centre, they also teach snowboarding here & have recently added a tobogan run.

    There are 3 slopes, a Nursery slope behind the bar with no lift. A intermediate one which also has mogals which are great fun, but a horrid drag lift. & the largest one you can see in the photo, which has a button lift.

    Equipment: You need Gloves, long sleeved trousers & shirt, all else will be provided.

    This is not a cheap hobby, check the web site below for current prices.

    Plymouth Ski Centre
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    Bowls

    by MarvintheMartian Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Enjoy the gentile sport of Bowls for a morning or afternoon!

    You'll probably not be allowed to play at the Kings Bowling Club in this picture!

    You will be able to play bowls for an afternoon at the public bowling green in front of the English Riviera Centre (see the Wet weather sports tip).

    You can also hire a tennis court here as well.

    Kings Bowling Club

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    Parachute Jumping!!

    by freya_heaven Updated Jul 12, 2004

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    At Dunkerswell near Honiton in Mid Devon there is a private airstrip with a sky diving school. From here you can do single or tandem parachute jumps/sky dives.

    I did the 2 day training & then on the afternoon of the second day, weather permitting you do the jump. I chose to jump alone. The training was great & they have very basic bunk rooms for you to stay the night whilst training, sleeping bag is required.

    Check out their web site for current prices & courses

    Equipment: They supply the Parachute!

    ME!! Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane
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    We are sailing..................

    by freya_heaven Written Jul 12, 2004

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    With two of Devons boarders being on the coast to the north & south, there are plenty of opportunities for sailing & watersports.

    Most coastal towns have sailing schools, or have one near by. All of the yacht clubs have sailing nights throughout the week in the summer where you can put yourself up as crew.

    Kingswear Marina

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    Hot Air Balloning

    by freya_heaven Written Jul 12, 2004

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    It is not uncommon to see these majestic hot air balloons, floating over Devon fields in a warm summers evening.

    The cost is roughly ?120+ per person, a bit pricy but I imagine if you can handle heights it is such a peaceful experience.

    Check out the web site for more info

    Hot Air Balloon
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    Wet Weather

    by MarvintheMartian Written Dec 28, 2003

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    The English Riviera Centre is an indoor centre mainly for kids. It has a wave pool and water slide. If you are visiting with a family and find yourself with nothing to do on a wet morning or afternoon then this may be the place to go!

    Other facilities include lifestyle gym, aerobics and sunbeds. Also features live entertainment and children's Soft Play Area.

    Set back from the main Sea Front area
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    Surfing - Woolacombe

    by PookieRabbit Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Woolacombe is a very popular and busy holiday resort. This is another large beach so it should never be a problem finding a bit of space.

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    Surfing - Croyde

    by PookieRabbit Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Croyde is possible the surf centre of Devon but has a totally different vibe to its counterpart Newquay in Cornwall. Croyde is only a small village but gets very busy in Summer.

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    Tennis

    by MarvintheMartian Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Play tennis at any of the public tennis courts in Torquay.

    There most central are just in front of the English Riviera Centre near Torre Abbey Sands.

    Tennis in Torquay

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    Surf - Lynmouth

    by PookieRabbit Written Sep 2, 2005

    Didnt see any surf when we went to Lynmouth but apparently it has a pretty good point break under the right conditions.

    Lynmouth
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