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Polzeath ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.4

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Polzeath Spot ID

End of day, Polzeath photo


Photo credit: Wendy saunders

Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Sunday, 19 August 2018, 14:05 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 8 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
W 15
W 15
Wind State on on on on

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Polzeath in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Wadebridge, 9 km from Polzeath.

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Polzeath Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rock wx, 3 km from Polzeath.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
18.2 °C

Current weather near Polzeath

Buoy Data:

At BUOY-62050, 46 miles from Polzeath.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Average period (s) 5 5 5 6

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Overall Polzeath Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The closest passenger airport to Polzeath is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Polzeath is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Polzeath and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Polzeath, Cornwall (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Polzeath sea temperature, Polzeath photographs, Polzeath detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Polzeath webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Polzeath 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 Polzeath.