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Mawgan Porth ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Mawgan Porth Spot ID

Ideal conditions for surfing at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall photo

Mawgan Porth

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Mawgan Porth surf photo

Mawgan Porth

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Mawgan Porth Evening photo

Mawgan Porth

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Mawgan Porth photo

Mawgan Porth

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Saturday, 20 July 2019, 20:42 Local time
SatSunday 21
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
SW 20
SW 15
Wind State on cross-

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Mawgan Porth in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed river break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the river tend to peel to the left. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newquay, 8 km from Mawgan Porth.

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Mawgan Porth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newquay, 5 km from Mawgan Porth.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Mawgan Porth

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 10 miles from Mawgan Porth.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 8.3 7.1 8.3 8.3

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Overall Mawgan Porth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Mawgan Porth is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mawgan Porth is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Mawgan Porth and is 157 km (98 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mawgan Porth, Cornwall (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Mawgan Porth sea temperature, Mawgan Porth photographs, Mawgan Porth detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mawgan Porth webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Mawgan Porth 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 Mawgan Porth.