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Carbis Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Carbis Bay Surf Guide

Carbis Bay in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded.

Carbis Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Carbis Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Carbis Bay occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Carbis Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in December while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Carbis Bay Location Map

Interactive Carbis Bay 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 Carbis Bay is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Carbis Bay is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Carbis Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 22:23 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 9 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 25
E 20
E 20
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Carbis Bay

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

Wind History at Carbis Bay

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

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