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Bude ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.2

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Bude Spot ID

Barrel Rock, Bude photo


Photo credit: Sean Everett

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Friday, 22 November 2019, 12:35 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 7 7 7 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
ESE 30
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bude, 1 km from Bude.

IS AT (local time)

Bude Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bude, 7 km from Bude.

wind obs. (11 kph from 98 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
6 °C

Current weather near Bude

Buoy Data:

At Bideford Bay Waverider, 20 miles from Bude.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 10.5 11.1 10.0 11.1

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Overall Bude Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

Surf stats for Bude: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Bude: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Bude Location Maps

Bude Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bude:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bude:

Tide stations nearest to Bude:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    33 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Bude and is 106 km (66 miles) away.
Bude break location map and break info

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