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Church Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Church Cove Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.7 °C

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Saturday, 22 February 2020, 22:47 Local time
SatSunday 23
Wave (m) 4.0
Period (s) 15 16 16 10
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 50
SW 60
WSW 55
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Church Cove in South Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Church Cove (0 km).

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Church Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Porthleven Waverider, 3 km from Church Cove.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Church Cove

Buoy Data:

At Porthleven Waverider, 2 miles from Church Cove.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 13.3 14.3 15.4 15.4

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Overall Church Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


Surf stats for Church Cove: see the swell variation by month.

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

Church Cove Location Maps

Church Cove Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Church Cove:

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Tide stations nearest to Church Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    St Ives
    15 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Church Cove is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Church Cove is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Exeter Airport (EXT) in England, 153 km (95 miles) away.
  • Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France is 188 km (117 miles) away.
  • Ploujean (Morlaix) Airport (MXN), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Church Cove and is 192 km (119 miles) away.
Church Cove break location map and break info

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