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Watergate Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.7

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Watergate Bay Spot ID

Watergate Beach, Watergate Bay photo

Watergate Bay

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Watergate Bay Surf and Hotel photo

Watergate Bay

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Watergate Bay Sunset photo

Watergate Bay

Photo credit: Nick Russill

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 11:35 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
SE 5
NE 10
Wind State off off glass cross-

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Watergate Bay in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newquay, 5 km from Watergate Bay.

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Watergate Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newquay, 4 km from Watergate Bay.

light winds from the ESE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Watergate Bay

Buoy Data:

At Perranporth Waverider, 9 miles from Watergate Bay.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7

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Overall Watergate Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Watergate Bay Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Watergate Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Watergate Bay is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Watergate Bay is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Watergate Bay and is 159 km (99 miles) away.
Watergate Bay break location map and break info

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