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Little Fistral ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Little Fistral Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Thursday, 20 September 2018, 01:56 Local time
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Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 25
SW 30
SW 40
Wind State cross-
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Little Fistral in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Beware of rips and rocks.

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At Perranporth Waverider, 9 km from Little Fistral.


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Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 6 miles from Little Fistral.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.4
Dominant period (s) 13.3 13.3 13.3 12.5

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Overall Little Fistral Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Little Fistral is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Little Fistral is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 150 km (93 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Little Fistral and is 164 km (102 miles) away.
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