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Maenporth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Maenporth Spot ID

Maenporth beach, Falmouth  photo


Photo credit: Amy Campbell

early morning mist, Maenporth photo


Photo credit: michael wilson

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.3 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 07:04 Local time
Wednesday 16
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 6 - - -
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 30
NW 35
WNW 40
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Maenporth in South Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest.. It's often crowded here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Falmouth, England, 2 km from Maenporth.

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Maenporth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Culdrose Airport, 14 km from Maenporth.

fresh winds from the SW

Light rain
Air temperature
10 °C

Current weather near Maenporth

Buoy Data:

At Porthleven Waverider, 12 miles from Maenporth.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 5.9 5.9 6.3 5.6

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Overall Maenporth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Maenporth Location Maps

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Tide stations nearest to Maenporth:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Maenporth:


  • The closest passenger airport to Maenporth is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Maenporth is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Maenporth and is 185 km (115 miles) away.
Maenporth break location map and break info

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