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Caerhays ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.3
Difficulty Level: 1.3
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 1.0

Overall: 2.4

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Caerhays Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.2 °C

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 19:48 Local time
Tuesday 22Wed
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
SE 20
SE 10
SW 15
Wind State cross-

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Caerhays in South Cornwall is a quite exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the south southwest.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for dangerous rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Caerhays Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mid Cornwall Polgooth wx, 10 km from Caerhays.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
17.4 °C

Current weather near Caerhays

Buoy Data:

At Sevenstones Buoy, 57 miles from Caerhays.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Average period (s) 7 7 8 7

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Overall Caerhays Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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    8 mi
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    9 mi
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    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    12 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Caerhays:


  • The closest passenger airport to Caerhays is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Caerhays is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Caerhays and is 167 km (104 miles) away.
Caerhays break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Caerhays, Cornwall (South). Use the tab navigation above to view Caerhays sea temperature, Caerhays photographs, Caerhays detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Caerhays webcams, current wind from Cornwall (South) live weather stations and Caerhays 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 Caerhays.