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Porthmeor ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Porthmeor Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.6 °C

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Thursday, 19 October 2017, 23:00 Local time
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Wave (m) 5.0
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3.5
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Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 55
W 55
WNW 40
WNW 35
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Porthmeor in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For St Ives, 1 km from Porthmeor.

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Porthmeor Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Road Saint Ives wx, 3 km from Porthmeor.

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11.6 °C

Current weather near Porthmeor

Buoy Data:

At Sevenstones Buoy, 28 miles from Porthmeor.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.5
3.7
3.9
3.9
Average period (s) 8 8 8 8

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Overall Porthmeor Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Tide stations nearest to Porthmeor:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi
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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Porthmeor is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Porthmeor is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Porthmeor and is 200 km (124 miles) away.
Porthmeor break location map and break info

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