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Widemouth Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.2

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Widemouth Bay Spot ID

Big sets coming in with the misty sun on the cliffs, Widemouth Bay photo

Widemouth Bay

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Widemouth warm and fun, Widemouth Bay photo

Widemouth Bay

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Left's Paradise, Widemouth Bay photo

Widemouth Bay

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.8 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 12:26 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 11 11 11 5
Wind (km/h) 15
S 20
SW 25
SW 35
Wind State cross cross-

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Widemouth Bay in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is right hand reef break too.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bude, 4 km from Widemouth Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Widemouth Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bude wx, 3 km from Widemouth Bay.


Air temperature
7.5 °C

Current weather near Widemouth Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bideford Bay Waverider, 22 miles from Widemouth Bay.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 15.4 16.7 - 14.3

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Overall Widemouth Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Widemouth Bay Location Maps

Widemouth Bay Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Widemouth Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    27 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    30 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Widemouth Bay:

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Town and city forecasts close to Widemouth Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Widemouth Bay is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Widemouth Bay is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Widemouth Bay and is 108 km (67 miles) away.
Widemouth Bay break location map and break info

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