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The Breakwater-St Ives ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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The Breakwater-St Ives Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Monday, 19 August 2019, 02:12 Local time
SunMonday 19
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 35
W 35
W 35
W 30
Wind State cross cross-
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The Breakwater-St Ives in North Cornwall is a quite exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. No beach break here and there is a left hand point break too. It's sometimes crowded here. Water quality is rather poor here.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For St Ives, 1 km from The Breakwater-St Ives.

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The Breakwater-St Ives Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Camborne, 13 km from The Breakwater-St Ives.

light winds from the WSW

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Air temperature
13.7 °C

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Overall The Breakwater-St Ives Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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    9 mi
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    17 mi
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    19 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to The Breakwater-St Ives:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Breakwater-St Ives is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Breakwater-St Ives is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to The Breakwater-St Ives and is 199 km (124 miles) away.
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