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Bedruthan Steps Surf Guide

Bedruthan Steps in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Bedruthan Steps Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bedruthan Steps:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bedruthan Steps occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bedruthan Steps (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bedruthan Steps with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in February while 65% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Bedruthan Steps surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Bedruthan Steps is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bedruthan Steps is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 67 km (42 miles) away.

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Bedruthan Steps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 February 2023, 23:38 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Bedruthan Steps

Surf stats for Bedruthan Steps, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bedruthan Steps

Wind stats for Bedruthan Steps, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Bedruthan Steps Reviews:

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Tigger from United Kingdom
“Note that surfing here involves carrying your board up and down a nearly 100m high cliff/steep slope or that people tend to surf at the north end of the beach (in fact Pentire Steps Beach), not in front of the steps down from the National Trust Cafe/Car Park, where you can easily get cut off by rising tides.”

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