Porthcurno ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 5.0

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Porthcurno Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(South Cornwall, UK)

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Porthcurno Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.1 °C

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Friday, 27 March 2015, 01:57 Local time

Thu Friday 27
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 30
NW 20
NW 10
WSW 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Porthcurno in South Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Take care of the strong rips here.

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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 Culdrose (navy base), 30 km from Porthcurno.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
5.9 °C

Current weather near Porthcurno

Buoy Data:

At Sevenstones Buoy, 20 miles from Porthcurno.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.0
Average period (s) 8 8 8 8

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Overall Porthcurno Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Also see Porthcurno surf quality by season and Porthcurno surf quality by month.

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Porthcurno:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Nanjizal 2 mi
Second closest break Sennen Cove 3 mi
Third closest break Gwenvor 4 mi
Fourth closest break Newlyn Harbour Wall 7 mi
Fifth closest break Priests Cove 7 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Porthcurno:

Closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 20 mi
Second closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 111 mi
Third closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 124 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 165 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Brittany Buoy 218 mi

Tide stations nearest to Porthcurno:

Closest tide station Newlyn 7 mi
Second closest tide station St Ives 14 mi
Third closest tide station Hayle 15 mi
Fourth closest tide station Penryn 26 mi
Fifth closest tide station Falmouth 29 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Porthcurno:

Closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 305 mi
Second closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 331 mi
Third closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 354 mi
Fourth closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 354 mi
Fifth closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 354 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Porthcurno:

Closest city location Plymouth (United Kingdom) 70 mi
Second closest city location Paignton (United Kingdom) 97 mi
Third closest city location Newton Abbot (United Kingdom) 98 mi
Fourth closest city location Torbay (United Kingdom) 100 mi
Fifth closest city location Torquay (United Kingdom) 100 mi
  • 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.


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