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

Overall: 2.4

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Porth Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Saturday, 20 July 2019, 21:46 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 cross-
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Porth Beach in North Cornwall is a quite exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks peel to the left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newquay, 3 km from Porth Beach.

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Porth Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newquay, 5 km from Porth Beach.

light winds from the W

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Porth Beach

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 7 miles from Porth Beach.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 7.1 8.3 6.3 7.7

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Overall Porth Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Porth Beach is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Porth Beach is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 148 km (92 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Porth Beach and is 162 km (101 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Porth Beach, Cornwall (North). Use the tab navigation above to view Porth Beach sea temperature, Porth Beach photographs, Porth Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Porth Beach webcams, current wind from Cornwall (North) live weather stations and Porth Beach 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 Porth Beach.