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

Overall: 2.5

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Towan Spot ID

Towan Beach from Seagull View Holiday Apartment photo


Photo credit: Steve

Type: beach/harbour

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.0 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 13:35 Local time
Friday 18Sat
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 8 9 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
WSW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross-
off off off

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Towan in North Cornwall is a sheltered beach/harbour break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. Often Crowded.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newquay, 1 km from Towan.

IS AT (local time)

Towan Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newquay wx, 3 km from Towan.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
8.9 °C

Current weather near Towan

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 6 miles from Towan.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Dominant period (s) 11.8 11.8 11.1 11.1

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Overall Towan Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Towan Location Maps

Towan Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Towan:


  • The closest passenger airport to Towan is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Towan is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 150 km (93 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Towan and is 164 km (102 miles) away.
Towan break location map and break info

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