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Bude break guidePhoto by: Nicholas Russill

Bude Surf Guide

Bude in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for rocks.

Bude Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bude:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bude 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 12% of the time in February while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bude Location Map

Interactive Bude 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 Bude is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bude is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Bude Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 04:16 Local Time
Friday 27
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
1.6
W
1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.1
W
Period (s) 9 9 10 10
Wind (km/h)
20
15
20
20
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Bude

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

Wind History at Bude

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Bude: