uk es it fr pt nl
Poldhu Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.6
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.4

See all 18 ratings

Based on 8 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed

Poldhu Cove Spot ID

Surf`s Up, Poldhu Cove photo

Poldhu Cove

Photo credit: J.R.Beare

Perfect Break, Poldhu Cove photo

Poldhu Cove

Photo credit: Jake Kimpton

Perfect Summer Waves, Poldhu Cove photo

Poldhu Cove

Photo credit: Jake Kimpton

Autumn Morning Surprise, Poldhu Cove photo

Poldhu Cove

Photo credit: Jake Kimpton

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.6 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 13:04 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 8 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 25
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

Poldhu Cove in South Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from south winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest.. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Church Cove, 1 km from Poldhu Cove.

IS AT (local time)

Poldhu Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Porthleven Waverider, 3 km from Poldhu Cove.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Poldhu Cove

Buoy Data:

At Porthleven Waverider, 2 miles from Poldhu Cove.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 5.3 - 4.8 4.8

All wavebuoys around Poldhu Cove

Overall Poldhu Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

The graph describes the variation of swells directed at Poldhu Cove through a typical S... (show all text)

The rose diagram shows how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different di... (show all text)

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

Also see Poldhu Cove surf quality by season and Poldhu Cove surf quality by month.

Compare Poldhu Cove with another surf break.

Poldhu Cove Location Maps

Poldhu Cove Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to Poldhu CoveShoreline around Poldhu CoveRoads and rivers around Poldhu Cove

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Poldhu Cove:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Poldhu Cove:

Tide stations nearest to Poldhu Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    16 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Poldhu Cove:

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Poldhu Cove:


  • The closest passenger airport to Poldhu Cove is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Poldhu Cove is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 153 km (95 miles) away.
  • Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Ploujean (Morlaix) Airport (MXN), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Poldhu Cove and is 191 km (119 miles) away.
Poldhu Cove break location map and break info

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