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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 Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.1 °C

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Monday, 24 February 2020, 01:22 Local time
Monday 24
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 13 9 10 11
Wind (km/h) 45
SW 55
SW 55
SW 55
Wind State off off off off

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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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For St Ives, 2 km from Carbis Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Carbis Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Penzance Waverider, 11 km from Carbis Bay.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Carbis Bay

Buoy Data:

At Penzance Waverider, 7 miles from Carbis Bay.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 7.1 6.7 7.1 5.6

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Overall Carbis Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


Surf stats for Carbis Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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

Carbis Bay Location Maps

Carbis Bay Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Carbis Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Carbis Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    St Ives
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Swansea Airport (SWS) in Wales is 185 km (115 miles) away.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL), also in Wales is the fifth nearest airport to Carbis Bay and is 200 km (124 miles) away.
Carbis Bay break location map and break info

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