Bude Spot ID
Photo credit: Sean Everett
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell W | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 11.7 °C
Bude in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for rocks.
Overall Bude Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April
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- The closest passenger airport to Bude is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Bude is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 55 km (34 miles) away.
- Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 81 km (50 miles) away.
- Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 93 km (58 miles) away.
- Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Bude and is 106 km (66 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bude, Cornwall (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Bude sea temperature, Bude photographs, Bude detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bude webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Bude tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bude.