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Porthcurno ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Porthcurno Spot ID

Kicking off at Porthcurno photo


Photo credit: Hannah Birt

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.9 °C

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Monday, 16 September 2019, 16:07 Local time
Monday 16Tue
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NNW 15
NNE 20
Wind State off off cross-

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Porthcurno in South Cornwall is a quite exposed beach break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gwenvor, 6 km from Porthcurno.

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Porthcurno Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Penzance Waverider, 13 km from Porthcurno.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Porthcurno

Buoy Data:

At Penzance Waverider, 8 miles from Porthcurno.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.2
Dominant period (s) 12.5 12.5 12.5 14.3

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Overall Porthcurno Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Porthcurno Location Maps

Porthcurno Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Porthcurno:

  • Closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    26 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    29 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Porthcurno:


  • The closest passenger airport to Porthcurno is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 66 km (41 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Porthcurno is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France is 199 km (124 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Porthcurno and is 208 km (129 miles) away.
Porthcurno break location map and break info

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