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Chapel Porth ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.6

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Chapel Porth Surf Guide

Chapel Porth in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Often Crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Chapel Porth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chapel Porth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chapel Porth occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chapel Porth 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 22% of the time in February while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% 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).

Explore Chapel Porth Location Map

Interactive Chapel Porth 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 Chapel Porth is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Chapel Porth is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 81 km (50 miles) away.

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Chapel Porth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 20:50 Local Time
MonTuesday 11
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Chapel Porth

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

Wind History at Chapel Porth

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

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