uk es it fr pt nl
Bude ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.2

See all 18 ratings

Based on 2 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed

Bude Spot ID

Barrel Rock, Bude photo


Photo credit: Sean Everett

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.8 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 01:19 Local time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 13 13 13 14
Wind (km/h) 35
SSE 35
SSE 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
cross on

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bude, 1 km from Bude.

IS AT (local time)

Bude Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bideford Bay Waverider, 32 km from Bude.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Bude

Buoy Data:

At Bideford Bay Waverider, 20 miles from Bude.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 10.5 12.5 11.8 12.5

All wavebuoys around Bude

Overall Bude Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

The graph illustrates the variation of swells directed at Bude over a normal December a... (show all text)

The rose diagram describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from differen... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Bude surf consistency graph.

Also see Bude surf quality by season and Bude surf quality by month.

Compare Bude with another surf break.

Bude Location Maps

Bude Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to BudeShoreline around BudeRoads and rivers around Bude

Use this relief map to navigate to Cornwall (North) surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Bude

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bude:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Bude:

Tide stations nearest to Bude:

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Bude:

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Bude:


  • 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.
Bude break location map and break info

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.